Following hugely successful trips in 2012 and 2013, Wycombe Wanderers have teamed up with African Adventures again to sign up for a trip in 2014!
From 26th May to the 6th
June 2014, the Wanderers’ African Adventures team will spend 10 days working in schools in Nakuru, a deprived area of South West Kenya.
The trip will see Wanderers’ fans returning to the same projects - Destiny and Mama Kerry - for the second time and third time respectively, continuing their integral role in the schools’ development. The affinity established between the projects and the club promises to make this trip all the more special and rewarding for volunteers old and new.
Volunteers can choose how they help, with project roles ranging from teaching in the school 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 of all ages are welcome but under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian; there is no upper age limit.
There will also be an adventure day with a visit to the Rift Valley, which will be included midway through this unique experience.
Wycombe midfielder Matt Bloomfield headed the 2013 trip and encourages anyone curious about the trip to come along on 4th
November. He said:
I travelled to Kenya with African Adventures and Wycombe Wanderers earlier this year and thought it was an incredibly humbling experience. I worked at Mama Kerry project and loved every minute - I would urge any Wycombe Wanderers fans to come and find out more for the 2014 return." Bridget Gibbard is eager for Wanderers supporters to enjoy this opportunity and to build on all of the fantastic work achieved last year. She said:
"Learning about how many Kenyan people live was such a humbling experience and made me realise how much we all take for granted.
Going to Kenya was such an amazing experience, one I shall never forget. It was great to see the smiles on the children’s faces when we played games with them or gave them a cuddle.
"They welcomed us into their homes and made us feel like family. I can’t wait to return and continue with the work we did this year, building mud walls, teaching the children in class and cooking for the children too."
Dan Mew, UK development manager at African Adventures, said: "
We were amazed by how much Wycombe Wanderers supporters achieved at the projects last year. We and the projects are delighted that they are coming back and we hope to see even more Wanderers fans in Nakuru next year."
All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures, including fundraising support.
To express your interest, please email
firstname.lastname@example.org call 023 8178 0957.