South African Project 2016

Two week expedition to Cape Town for 20 students from voluntary aided school, to support our sister school and local AIDS hospice.

Project aim

Two week charity expedition to Cape Town for 20 students from voluntary aided school, to support our sister school and local AIDS hospice.

About the project

Hello,

As a group of 20 students aged between 14-17, we must raise a minimum of £15,000 for our trip to Cape Town in February 2016. We come from a voluntary aided Catholic Grammar School and, just like all schools, our budget has been significantly reduced over the past few years. Any money the school has spare must be concentrated on teaching and learning, therefore as participants in the 'South African Project' we must raise the full amount ourselves and are exploring many different fundraising possibilities.

During our visit to South Africa, we will spend weekdays teaching and supporting the teachers and pupils of our sister school. As well as this, on the weekends we will visit a local AIDS hospice that we have supported as a school over the past decade. During our visit there, we will spend time meeting and getting to know the patients and the carers, as well as supporting the hospice though our donation, raised by the school community. 

However, it is obvious that our trip will not be cheap. As well as paying for flights, accomodation, food and other essentials, our aims include providing some of the most deprived students of our sister school with new school uniform, new resources for the school itself and some students and teachers the opportunity to visit our school in Slough as part of a reciprocal visit. This is where a large proportion of the £15,000 we need to raise will go. In addition to the £15,000, we as induviduals are still required to pay £1,200 each.

I really hope you consider our cause worthy of your time and money. In our school mission statement, we state that 'we strive to be of service to others'. Our 'South African Project' is one of the many ways we try to fufill this. Thank you for donating.

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