We are delighted to be offering students the exciting opportunity to visit Kenya in April 2019 to take part in a local volunteering project through African Adventures.
African Adventures* is the UK’s leading volunteer travel organisation, specialising in educational trips. The company gives young people from around the UK the opportunity to experience a new culture, whilst dedicating their time to truly worthwhile causes. African Adventures partners with schools in Kenya that are specifically providing an education for children from underprivileged backgrounds.
This trip will give students the chance to volunteer at these schools, either in a teaching, sports coaching or a building support role, and help make a lasting difference to a local Kenyan community. Equally, they will learn so much more about the wider world during this exciting and challenging, adventure.
Flying from Birmingham Airport to Nairobi, the trip includes 7 nights in Kenya, with 5 of the days spent volunteering on a specific project. The trip also includes a giraffe sanctuary visit in Nairobi and the Rift Valley Adventure Day – including safari, science and exploration at Lake Nakuru National Safari Park – plus a community visit to a local craft market and farewell celebration.
The cost of the trip is £1,645, paid in instalments and current students at Tamworth Sixth Form can sign up immediately, providing that a signed Consent Form has been received. They will then be able to register onto the African Adventures portal in order to manage their own account and make their own payments.
Most students fundraise to help pay for their trip, and many successfully raise 100% of their trip costs. The Academy has put together a fundraising timetable to help students to do this.
‘Sixth Form African Adventures’ volunteers are fundraising for their trip to Kenya in 2019. To support this, we’ve registered with ‘easyfundraising’ and we need your help. ‘easyfundraising’ is a great website where you can help our student team raise funds for their trip simply completing your everyday online shopping with over 3,300 big name retailers like Amazon, Argos, John Lewis, ASOS, Booking.com, eBay, Boden, and M&S. Every time you shop, students will receive a small donation to say ‘thank you’. The process is completely free to you. We want to raise as much as possible, so please sign up and help us at https://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/lfasfkenya2019/ If you’re shopping online over the holidays, you could help fundraise by simply clicking a button. Click here for a short clip to find out how easy fundraising works. Thank you for your support.
Students joining the Academy in September 2018 will have the opportunity to sign up for the trip at that time.
For further details, please contact Mrs Clements or Mrs Ball on 01827 301820.
*African Adventures is a member of ABTA, all trips are ATOL protected and the company has an impeccable safety record. The organisation is also a member of the School Travel Forum, is DofE accredited and has been awarded the Learning outside the Classroom quality badge.