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Mrs Butler, Miss Frampton, Mr Kelly, Miss Woods and Miss Stringer are volunteering in Uganda for 2 weeks during August.
This project is run by the Great Generation and is designed to support the teachers of the Buikwe District who will, in turn, develop and support the children giving them a cahnce to break of the cycle of poverty that they were born into.
To help support these teachers, we are fundraising and need to collect approx £1300 each. All money raised will go directly to the teachers, whether that be money towards their transport, food, accomodation for the forum, for equipment in their classrooms and for resources for them to take back to their classrooms.
Rebecca and Chris Butler
Ugandan Education Challenge 2019.
I need your help to raise enough money to share my teaching skills, as a volunteer, in Uganda this summer.
Travelling to the Buikwe District of Uganda, I will work with a group of local educators for two weeks. Initially going into Ugandan classrooms to experience local teaching and then designing and running a training forum in cooperation with local teachers for and with up to 80
local delegates from Buikwe District.
The aim of the forum being to share pupil centred and low resource teaching ideas with committed and motivated Ugandan teachers, who struggle with limited resources and a lack of training.
Thank you for your donation. Please help me reach my fundraising goal by spreading my fundraising challenge with friends, family and colleagues.
Chris and Rebecca will be volunteering with The Great Generation throughout July and August. During this time, they will be working with teachers, from the Buikwe District in Uganda, to develop and share skills.Uganda's teaching profession is in need of support - we met some incredibly talented, dedicated and wonderful teachers when we went in 2014, however not all of them have resources, classrooms, roofs over theirs and their students' heads and some haven't received any support/training since they qualified as teachers. Many wait months to get paid and have to leave their families to work in areas that have lack of teachers. So we are off to share, learn and spread some positivity within the teacher community of the Buikwe District.As many of you know, we were part of this project in 2014. It is very close to our hearts and we have been fundraising for this project ever since. Due to other commitments (wedding and house buying!) we haven't been able to go in the past years - so we are super excited to be part of this incredible project again.
Rebecca and Chris Butler
My Name is Dominic Matthews. I'm from Mainz, Germany and attend St. Columba's College in Dublin. I'm currently in my fourth year, the so-called Transition Year, in which students are supposed to work outside of school, and experience new things. What better way to do this than to help kids whose communities cannot give them the sort of start in life that I had?
This is why I have decided to take part in a project,organized by The Great Generation that supports young boys in Brazil. I'll
join my classmates, Etienne-Jacques Bolger, Gwyn Ejase-Tobrise and William Torkington in Sao Paolo to give English lessons.
The project concentrates on helping boys to become professional football players,
and need English for the next steps in their careers.
I am very excited that I might be able to help these boys to succeed. Beside going there
in person to "jump-start" their English, we will also leave money and measures in place after we go away, so that the work we do will have some long term effect.
Please help me in this project by donating any sum you can spare. I pledge to work hard and make conscientious use of your contribution!
We’ve been invited by Sr. José Guimarães, the founder of Pequeninos do Jockey, a well known football club commited to helping to keep underprivileged kids off the streets. For almost 50 years, thousands have benefited from its mission to provide social inclusion and prioritize academic results.It is a leading developing ground for future professionals. Many of the youth dream of getting a scholarship in another country and a career as a football player.
Communicating in English is crucial, yet most of these kids haven’t had the chance or support to achieve a basic level.
Our team’s two-week stay to initiate an English-language programme
and begin workshops can help to boost their level. Because we are young, we think that we can relate better to the boys.I ask for your support to raise £1,450 (€1,650) as my contribution to this project. Excess funding will be donated to Pequeninos do Jockey and the English language programme that we help to initiate. Even the smallest contribution will make a difference in their lives. We will post progress of our stay on The Great Generation’s Facebook page, if you care to follow this amazing experience for the kids, and for us.
I am hoping to go to Uganda for a two week period during the summer holiday to help teachers there by passing on my Maths (and maybe Computer Science) knowledge.
The project must be fully funded and I need to raise £1600 to cover my accommodation, travel when there and the cost of local support.
I shall be funding my own flight to and from Uganda.On Saturday 4th May, I intend to walk from Kings Lynn to Cambridge.
It is approximately 48 miles and will be the furthest I have ever walked in a single day.
If you would like to sponsor me, then you're in the right place.
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