Over the last year, we have been developing a programme for Young Ambassadors in the UK. The group meets once a month to learn about a variety of issues relating to our work. Their role also involves fundraising to support our work in Kenya. In July, 5 of the Young Ambassadors will be visiting Kenya as part of Seed of Hope’s Skills Camp.
Emma is one of the Ambassadors and shared her experience so far…
“I was first inspired to get involved with Vison Africa after hearing the experiences which both Ms McAndrew and Mrs Wilson (teachers at my school) have had. I became involved in fundraising events within the school and as soon as I was given the opportunity to become an ambassador of Vision Africa I jumped on board.
I feel the charity is unique, giving Kenyans skills to improve their future quality of life, becoming self-sufficient and independent. Myself and other young ambassadors have been given the opportunity to go to Kenya in June to help run skills camps. This will be a life changing experience and one we are all very excited about.
Raising money for the trip has been a lot of hard work but a challenge that we have all relished. In April we organised a Ladies Afternoon tea and in June a race right is being held. Through this fundraising we have developed a lot of skills and are looking forward to seeing first-hand how the money is benefiting the Kenyans.”
Look out for more updates from Emma and the team in the coming months to find out the impact our first Young Ambassadors’ visit has!