I am embarking on a challenging college expedition to Kenya!

Poppy Rhodes Start Date: Nov 25, 2016 - End Date: Mar 24, 2017

My Travel Story

by: Poppy Rhodes Start Date: Nov 25, 2016 - End Date: Mar 24, 2017
I am delighted to be embarking and leading a group of four Fareham College students on a challenging college expedition to Kenya with African Adventures in April 2017! 

I have set up this page as I was only made aware of this trip in November, which is only a couple months away from the departure date in April and although I am not looking for the full amount, any contributions will be greatly recieved and help elevate a bit of the stress in trying to get the money together for such a great cause! :)

African Adventures gives people from all around the UK the chance to enjoy volunteering experiences in Ghana, Kenya and Zanzibar with their locally run and led partner projects. African Adventures provides humanitarian, financial and developmental support to 21 educational partner projects, helping to improve the lives of 20,000 young people, through the provision of schooling and food. Through this trip, our students & volunteers will have the opportunity to embark on a life-changing journey and contribute to making a tangible difference at the projects by helping with teaching, vital building work and sports coaching. African Adventures shows absolute commitment to its partner projects and firmly believes that volunteering is a two-way street which greatly benefits not only the children in Africa but also the volunteers who travel with them. 

Frankie from African Adventures said; “We are so excited that Fareham College has chosen to embark on an African Adventure; the group have an incredible journey ahead. Students & Volunteers who take part in expeditions like this are really opening their eyes to the wider world. Not only will they have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture and way of life, but we are confident that they will grow as individuals, learn to work together as a team with their peers and develop skills that simply cannot be learnt inside the classroom.” 

This is also something I want to do personally, to give something back on a bigger scale than sometimes I feel able. I believe even the smallest difference can help change lives and that even if I only make each child smile, that is enough for me :)