We're all set for another African Adventure!
- Created: Thursday, 07 February 2013 11:15
A special presentation evening is planned this month to launch our next African Adventure fundraiser for us here at ITFC Charitable Trust. Following a hugely successful trip to Kenya in 2011 we have teamed up with African Adventures again to offer Trust supporters the opportunity of a lifetime - the chance to sign up for an African Adventure in 2013!
From Monday 18th – Friday 29th November 2013, the Trust African adventure team will spend 10 days on an African adventure on the golden coast of Ghana. Aimed at bringing like-minded individuals together, this trip is being organised to carry out essential building work on primary schools around Woe, a small rural town in Ghana’s Volta region.
The trip is organised by African Adventures from start to finish; from private airport pick-ups and in-country orientation to project briefings and organised leisure time, the 2013 Adventure is a fantastic way to enjoy a rewarding, authentic African experience.
The trip aims to raise funds for us here at ITFC Charitable Trust, whilst supporting African Adventures’ partner projects in Ghana, and provide supporters with a life-changing experience.
The money raised for ITFC Charitable Trust will help fund the many schemes run by us. As a bonafide charity we help young people in Suffolk, inspiring them, motivating them and getting many back on track and into a path of education or employment.
To find out more a special Presentation Evening is planned by later this month to be held at Portman Road on Thursday 21st February from 6pm-8pm in the Player’s Lounge. The evening is a chance for those who are interested to come along and find out much more about the trip. There will be staff on hand to discuss both the adventure, and also the projects you’ll be helping to support here at the Trust and also those in Woe, Ghana.
Our CEO Terry Baxter is eager for Trust supporters to enjoy this opportunity and to build on all of the fantastic work achieved in 2011. He says: “The previous trip we did to Kenya was a huge success not only generating much needed funds for us as a charity but each of the participants returned with tales of their once in a lifetime experiences shared.”
Those taking part in this African Adventure will stay together in a private volunteer house, surrounded by a beach garden. The accommodation benefits from running water, electricity and Western-style toilets. The facility is based in a private compound and rooms will be same sex and couples can have their own rooms upon request. You do not need to be qualified in your chosen field – you will be provided with teaching/sports coaching resources prior to departure.
African Adventures www.african-adventures.co.uk works with community projects in developing areas of Africa. Volunteers can choose how they help, with project roles ranging from teaching in schools and working with underprivileged children, to football and multi-schools training. The trip will support African Adventures’ Community Development Pledge, which provides resources and micro-finance to all projects it supports.
Dan Mew, UK Development Manager at African Adventures, said, “We are delighted to continue this partnership with ITFC Charitable Trust. Volunteers on this trip will help support our Community Development Pledge, where we have committed to providing schools and youth centres across Ghana with teaching, coaching and community support, as well as development assistance. ITFC Charitable Trust supporters and staff will have a life changing experience and will have positively engaged with over 1000 children who live in extreme poverty.”
All aspects of the trip will be organised by African Adventures and the ITFC Charitable Trust, including fundraising support.
Volunteers of all ages welcome but under 16’s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian; there is no upper age limit.
Places are strictly limited, so those interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity are invited to attend the 2013 African Adventures Launch Presentation on Thursday 21st February at 6pm in the Players Lounge here at Portman Road in Ipswich. For further details please contact Jo Ann Barker at ITFC Charitable Trust on 01473 400940 or email