So, I know all you guys probably think I must only come into work on Fridays to post a Fundraising Friday Star, and the rest of the time just dance around the office. Although I do a lot of dancing and singing around the office, I am here all week on the phone with you guys helping you with fundraising. I am seriously here to help, and to listen to your problems… even if you just can’t decide what A levels to do!
Camps International Blog
Team Padas from the UK spent an enlightening and challenging four weeks with us in Borneo this summer. Here is what two of the team members shared with us during their time at Camp Tinangol.
Thanks to everyone from Team Padas for all your hard work and thank you to Peta and Ben for sharing.
We’ve just had our summer team in Uganda and all our volunteers’ had a great experience from our community project work, wildlife conservation, adventure and cultural activities.Here is just but a summary of their amazing expedition.............................................................................…….............................
The SDX team is doing very well in Tanzania and all training session are getting even better as the final sports day approaches.Everyone is eagerly waiting to see how the trained teams will perform infront of their team managers. Here comes their updates..........
I consider myself a proper countryside girl. I grew up in the middle of nowhere, down a track (no, seriously!), spending summers playing on the giant hay bales in the fields around me… (Really not joking, that’s all there is to do!).
So when I received an email from Harry, telling me about the barn dance he threw, I knew without a shadow of a doubt he had to be our Fundraising Friday Star!
So, in less than 2 weeks time I am being free'd from the office and let loose in the world with my end destination ultimately being Camp Borneo & Camp Cambodia! Which is pretty exciting right? OH YES but I also happen to be the most unorganised person in the world so this is certainly a challenge amongst all the excitement! In 2012 I was lucky enough to visit Camp Kenya & Camp Tanzania so I should be a pro at it by now you would think...
WOW! Where to begin?!
In Tanzania we have just had the season of all seasons with over 900 volunteers experience community project work, wildlife conservation, adventure and cultural activities … all in the space of 6 short weeks! How on earth are we going to summarise that in a short blog? Well, the simple answer is that we can’t. Sooo …. This is a mammoth blog and we expect you to read from start to finish as what has been achieved in such a short space of time is astounding!
After a long weekend thanks to that cheeky bank holiday Monday, I was rather apprehensive about how large my inbox was going to be on Tuesday.
Luckily, I got a message that soon put a big smile on my face, a lovely email from a girl named Leah wanting to be our Fundraising Friday Star! Well just call me the fairy godmother because I have granted her wish, and this week Leah is our star due to her success through sheer hardwork and despite complications!
Here’s the message I received from Leah:
Our SDX team have been training and coaching sports in two of the local Schools in Tanzania.Just within two weeks alot has been achieved and this is what they had to share....
The trip can be summarized by every day’s journey to school through the villages, where everyone is happy to see us as they appreciate everything we can give them, even if it just a hand to hold.