Rams team up with African Adventures for a third successive year.
The Derby County Community Trust has teamed up with African Adventures for the third year in a row to offer supporters the opportunity of a lifetime.
Following the success of the 2012 and 2013 fundraising trips to Kenya, the Derby County Community Trust and African Adventures, who work on community projects in developing areas of Africa, are delighted to offer Rams supporters the chance to sign up for their return trip in 2014!
From Monday 26th May 2014 to Friday 6th June 2014, the Rams Kenyan Adventure team will spend 10 days working at St. Trizah School based in a deprived area of South West Kenya.
Volunteers can choose how they help, with project roles ranging from teaching in schools and working with underprivileged children, to football and multi-schools training. The trip will support African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge, which provides resources and micro-finance to all projects it supports. Volunteers aged 16+ are welcome (under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian) and there is no upper age limit.
There will also be an adventure day with a visit to the equator and the Lake Nakuru National Safari Park, which will be included midway through this unique experience. The 2012 and 2013 teams were so touched by their experiences that they are eager for more Rams’ supporters to enjoy the same opportunity.
The Rams supporters will be helping at two projects in Kenya, serving the slums of Nakuru. At these projects free education and food is provided to children who otherwise could not afford to go to school and may well end up working as child labour.
The volunteers will also enjoy an adventure day with a visit to the Rift Valley, included in this unique experience.
Paul Newman from the Derby County Community Trust is excited to be heading back to Nakuru once again and said: “I am personally so excited to be returning to St Trizah school for a third time.
“I can’t wait to see the children again and to support the teachers and volunteers at the school and, drawing on last years’ experience, I really feel that our group can make a significant impact and leave a lasting legacy to enrich the lives and schooling of the children of St Trizah.”
Faye Nixon, Derby County’s Marketing Manager, who was part of the 2012 and 2013 Rams Kenyan Adventure team, said: "The experience I had was fantastic, it was great to spend time with children who have nothing.
“My highlight of the 2013 trip was helping to build a dormitory for the children, which was funded by an npower grant.”
The trip aims to raise £20,000 for Derby County Community Trust that will go towards sustaining its successful disability programme, which offers vulnerable adults and young people the opportunity to play and enjoy football, creating a level playing field for all.
All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures and the Derby County Community Trust, including fundraising support.
Anybody interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity is invited to attend our 2014 African Adventures launch presentation on Monday 23rd September 2013 at 6:30pm in the Avensis Suite at Pride Park Stadium.
Please contact Paul Newman ([email protected]) or Claire Mew ([email protected]) to reserve your seat! Alternatively, you can call the Derby County Community Trust on 01332 667575 or African Adventures on 0845 862 1381.