New Uganda Team Selected
The fundraising team comprising of Sixth Form student Klaudia Chalubinska, Year 11 students Ellie-Mae Moore and Amber Garret and teacher Kim Isaksen will spend the next eight months raising money to support the visit to the Jinja International Youth Meeting (JIYM) in October.
Ellie and Klaudia will this year make the trip where they will have the opportunity to participate in the conference which links UK and African students, enabling them to share their experiences on a wide range of topics from education to international issues.
Mrs Isaksen said: “This will be a life changing opportunity for the team who will experience a whole new culture and way of life.”
The team hope to build further links with the Discovery Centre (which was set up in 1994 by a Northamptonshire charity) and provides young people in Uganda with educational, recreational ad sporting opportunities that they would otherwise not have access to.
Last year’s fundraising meant that Librarian Amy MacKay and her student team could stock the Discovery Centre library with a much needed supply of books.
Mrs Isaksen said: “The 2012 team hope to raise even more money to support the work being done at the Discovery Centre to enable less fortunate young people have access to the type of education we take for granted.”
Some of the fundraising events planned include: Selling Fortune cookies, a Race Night, Year 7 Valentines Disco, A Valentines Hearts delivery service, a Pamper day and an Easter Enterprise Sale event.
The Race Night will be held at the Grampian Club on Friday, February 3rd from 7.30pm.
Anyone wishing to support the team with fundraising suggestions should contact Mrs Isaksen.
For further information on the Discovery Centre in Uganda visit: