The countdown has begun to Seed of Hope’s third Skills Camp which will take place in July. Previous camps have seen real transformation in participating students who have gained confidence as well as new skills.
This year, the camp will be led by Coltness High School’s Morven McAndrew who is returning for the third year. She told us…
“We’re very excited to be returning to Seed of Hope Nairobi to run our third Skills Camp in July 2017. This year the camp will take on a different flavour, with a sharpened focus on Health and Wellbeing. Five members of staff from Coltness High School and five Vision Africa Young Ambassadors are excited to deliver a camp that will promote wellbeing, positive relationships and boost self-esteem. Students can expect lots of interactive tasks, competitions and a good few laughs along the way. We are so privileged to be working with such motivated young people and we hope they enjoy every minute of the camp. The real goal is to create memories that last a lifetime, and develop skills and confidence that will serve the students well into independent adult life.
The team has been working incredibly hard to raise the money required to run an event on this scale. We are very proud of our Young Ambassadors who have led the way with an amazing Ladies Afternoon Tea. This event kicked off the fundraising and the Ambassadors got us off to a flying start with over £2,000 raised on this day alone! They’ve got a race night planned in June which we’re all looking forward to. In addition, we’ve also enjoyed a ‘Two Spoon Lunch’ that was put on for the hard working staff at Coltness, a very successful ‘Curry & Quiz Night’ and several members of staff are pushing themselves out of their comfort zones by running 10km, cycling the Falkirk canal or attempting to complete the Tough Mudder obstacle course! Safe to say that the fundraising is going extremely well and there is much more to happen between now and our trip. A massive thank you to all who have supported us so far!
Over all, it’s a testament to Vision Africa that we are returning for our third camp. The warm welcome, advice and support we’ve had every step of our journey has had an immensely positive impact on the staff and pupils of Coltness High. The team consists of almost all new members this year, and that’s down to the high praise and enthusiasm for the project from previous staff involved. We hope that by running this camp for a third time we have consolidated the work of the past and firmly established a new tradition in the partnership between our school and Vision Africa!”
We look forward to welcoming the Skills Camp team in July and to working with some of the Vision Africa Young Ambassadors who will have some additional activities to learn more about Vision Africa and meet some of the young people we work with.
Check out our blog for one Young Ambassador’s experience so far.