Witney Students on Working Visit to Kenya

Six Witney students from Abingdon & Witney College undertake the trip of a lifetime to Nakuru in Kenya to help 500 children living on a Rubbish Dump!

Cheque Presentation to Abingdon & Witney College, from left to right:-Rotarians  Richard Smith, Brian Wright and Keith Crawford with College Principal Di Bachelor and Leader Mickey Day

The students are supporting the work of The Walk Centre who provide a free education and two meals a day to the children.
Organised In conjunction with Chichester College and The African Adventures Foundation, the Studentsl participated in The Big Build—Kenya, completing the construction of a new school building to allow more children to be educated.

Besides decorating the new class rooms and renovating existing classrooms, they were involved teaching, cooking and playing with children who rarely get the attention they deserve.

The students African experience is all part of an on-going project in conjunction with Chichester College.

"For our students, the benefits are numerous" Says College Principal Di Bachelor, "International travel has a significant impact on a student’s world view, introducing them first-hand to people facing real and life threatening challenges, and proving that you can make a difference. 

Students also need to be able to stand out in a crowd during job or university applications and being able to talk about their own volunteering work in Africa means they become all the more employable".

As a mark of support Witney Rotary Club's International Committee donated £500 towards the costs of the visit.

The photo shows the Cheque presentation with from left to right Rotarians Richard Smith, Brian Wright & Keith Crawford with College Principal Di Bachelor and Leader Mickey Day.

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