Volunteer Newsletter – June 2015

African Adventures Volunteer Newsletter

Volunteer Newsletter – June 2015

This month, charity challenge volunteers from Burton Albion Community Trust, Derby County Community Trust, West Ham Community Sports Trust, Villa in the Community and Nottingham Forest in the Community have been working  hard at our projects in Ghana and Kenya!

Volunteer Newsletter - Charity Challenge Vlunteers


PROJECT FOCUS
ST. TRIZAH SCHOOL, NAKURU – KENYA

This month, volunteers from Derby (Derby County Community Trust and Derby College) have helped to construct a new kitchen and new classrooms on St. Trizah’s school’s new site which overlooks the beautiful Lake Nakuru National Park.

Volunteer Newsletter - St. Trizah

In 2014, the  Foundation purchased new land for the school, which is currently facing eviction from their site. Since then African Adventures volunteers, and the African Adventures Foundation, have been working hard to construct new classrooms and school facilities ready for the school to open its doors to students.

A massive well done to all St. Trizah volunteers!


THE VOLUNTEER RESOURCE PORTAL (VRP)

Whether you are travelling to Ghana, Kenya or Zanzibar this year, be sure to check out African Adventures’ unique Volunteer Resource Portal (VRP).

The VRP will help you get the most from your African Adventure, through helpful tips, ideas and examples for you to use whilst volunteering in classrooms or running sports sessions.

Volunteer Newsletter - Volunteer Resource Portal (VRP)

The link to the VRP will be sent to you six weeks after you have booked onto your trip via email, so make sure you check your inbox!


MEET THE TEAM AT AFRICAN ADVENTURES HQ

Meet Mike Stock, Digital Designer at African Adventures. Each month we will introduce you to one of our staff so that you know who you are speaking to when you give us a call!

Volunteer Newsletter - Mike Stock - Digital Designer

“I joined the team in March and it’s been pretty non-stop since. I had about 6 weeks to produce all the stuff for the Foundation Fundraising Dinner at the end of April (tickets, programmes, labels, signage, seating plans, etc.) which was a lot of fun. The night was a huge success, too.

“I had a feeling the company would be different to any previous roles I had held and I couldn’t wait to get stuck in once they offered it to me. The work we do here means you’re part of a very passionate and hardworking team – no one ever seems short of motivation!

“I’ve travelled a bit in the past but I’ve never had the opportunity to go to Africa. Having spent time learning about all the trips, seeing the impact at the projects and all the feedback from the volunteers – I’m really hoping I get to go soon.”


THIS MONTH’S TOP FUNDRAISERS

Nottingham Forest In The Community have been really proactive with fundraising in the run-up to their trip to Ghana this month.

Volunteer Newsletter - Nottingham Forest in the Community

The group have held lots of brilliant fundraisers including ten-pin bowling – and were even interviewed on TV to promote their trip and increase publicity!


NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE IMPORTANCE OF WHAT YOU DO

This month, African Adventures would like to thank:

Volunteer Newsletter - Thank you!

We’d also like to take the time to thank all of our volunteers, past, present and future! Whether you are visiting Ghana, Kenya or Zanzibar to work on the projects, raising awareness of the work that we do to your friends and family or donating to the projects in Africa through the African Adventures Foundation; we are so grateful for your support and so are the staff and children in Africa – you make a difference!

To volunteer with us, go to www.african-adventures.co.uk, to find out more!