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Year 9 World Challenge Zambia

Our amazing trip to Zambia is getting closer and we have twenty five very excited Year 9 Challengers working really hard at raising their own funds for the trip. As well as raising their fitness levels, practising their camping and cooking skills, our two teams are aiming to raise an additional £3000 for our project phase. This year we are working closely with a UK based Charity, The Butterfly Tree, who support some of the 710,000 orphans in Zambia by building schools, putting in bore holes for fresh water and supplying the children with their one meal a day through their feeding programme. They also run an orphan sponsorship programme and for a surprisingly small donation sponsors can support a child through school which will give them a much better chance of being employed in the future.

The Butterfly Tree had asked us if we would be able to help them build a sustainable shop in the village of Kamwi. Kamwi has no running water, no electricity and no flush toilets or showers! It’s going to be a real eye opener! They do have a school and currently the 350 student have to walk miles simply to buy a pencil and a note book. Our plan is to make that much simpler for them. If we can get the shop built and partially stocked, they can plough the profits back in and start providing foodstuffs as well as their school equipment.

To try to boost our funds we are holding “Z Factor” on Friday 20 March in the Desborough Hall. We have so many talented students at Tring School we thought we would get some of them together to entertain you and raise money for this worthwhile cause. Please do come along and support us if you can. We have even dragged Miss Lynes back from her new school in Milton Keynes to perform for us; she was such a huge hit at Music for Morocco last year!

You could also help us in two other ways; if you have any raffle prizes you could donate, we would be hugely grateful. Just drop them into Reception and let Reception know they are for World Challenge Zambia. You could also simply stick a £1 coin to the picture above and drop it into Reception – again marked for World Challenge Zambia. Each £1 goes towards another brick for our shop.

Our amazing trip to Zambia is getting closer and we have twenty five very excited Year 9 Challengers working really hard at raising their own funds for the trip. As well as raising their fitness levels, practising their camping and cooking skills, our two teams are aiming to raise an additional £3000 for our project phase. This year we are working closely with a UK based Charity, The Butterfly Tree, who support some of the 710,000 orphans in Zambia by building schools, putting in bore holes for fresh water and supplying the children with their one meal a day through their feeding programme. They also run an orphan sponsorship programme and for a surprisingly small donation sponsors can support a child through school which will give them a much better chance of being employed in the future.

The Butterfly Tree had asked us if we would be able to help them build a sustainable shop in the village of Kamwi. Kamwi has no running water, no electricity and no flush toilets or showers! It’s going to be a real eye opener! They do have a school and currently the 350 student have to walk miles simply to buy a pencil and a note book. Our plan is to make that much simpler for them. If we can get the shop built and partially stocked, they can plough the profits back in and start providing foodstuffs as well as their school equipment.

To try to boost our funds we are holding “Z Factor” on Friday 20 March in the Desborough Hall. We have so many talented students at Tring School we thought we would get some of them together to entertain you and raise money for this worthwhile cause. Please do come along and support us if you can. We have even dragged Miss Lynes back from her new school in Milton Keynes to perform for us; she was such a huge hit at Music for Morocco last year!

You could also help us in two other ways; if you have any raffle prizes you could donate, we would be hugely grateful. Just drop them into Reception and let Reception know they are for World Challenge Zambia. You could also simply stick a £1 coin to the picture above and drop it into Reception – again marked for World Challenge Zambia. Each £1 goes towards another brick for our shop.

We will keep you updated with our progress towards our goal and let you know how we get on in July. Thank you for your support and we hope to see you on 20 March.

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