Frankie Russ

Volunteering in Africa
What to bring on a volunteer trip to Africa

What you really need, in order to have a trip of a lifetime in Africa, is to look beyond the material things. When you think more broadly, you will soon...

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Teaching placement Kenya
A year on, teacher Heather reflects on her experiences teaching in Kenya

A year on, Nottingham Trent University trainee teacher, Heather Warren, reflects on her experiences teaching in Kenya.

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The Big Bike Ride - Day Eleven
The Big Bike Ride – Day Eleven – Chalinze to Dar Es Salaam

Day Eleven - Despite probably needing a good sleep more than at any point in the ride so far, we only managed a few hours and got up at 5.30am,...

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The Big Bike Ride - Day Ten
The Big Bike Ride – Day Ten – Mgata to Chalinze

Our penultimate day arrived and, whilst we’d be guilty of massaging of our own self-importance for thinking it was real, it felt like news of The Big Bike Ride had...

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The Big Bike Ride - Day Five Day Six Day Seven
The Big Bike Ride – Day Six – Arusha to Moshi

Day Six - The supposed ‘easy’ ride of the event – 50 miles and an overall descent of around 1500ft – came at a welcome time, following yesterday’s long, windy...

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The Big Bike Ride - Day Five Day Six Day Seven
The Big Bike Ride – Day Five – Namanga to Arusha

Day Five - We kicked off early at 8am and made the short three-mile cycle to the border, where we had to pass through Kenya’s immigration to exit and separately...

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The Big Bike Ride - Day One
The Big Bike Ride – Day One – Nakuru to Naivasha

Day One - After some last minute adjustments, the team loaded up and the support van and headed for the supermarket to stock up on supplies.

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The Walk Centre opening ceremony
The Big Bike Ride – The Walk Centre’s opening ceremony

Opening Ceremony - After months of waiting, the new Walk Centre primary school was officially opened today, with students, parents, alumni, staff and various dignitaries all in attendance – as...

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Project focus Ghana
Project focus – Lanarkshire schools volunteer in Ghana

In June, we saw three school groups from Lanarkshire travel to Ghana to volunteer at three of our partner projects; Woe EP, Rhema and Shalom. Our summer programme, in total,...

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The Big Bike Ride Kenya
The final countdown to The Big Bike Ride

With less than two weeks to go until The Big Bike Ride team departs for Kenya, all five cyclists recently got together for a long (and rather hilly!) training weekend.

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