Nottingham Forest in the Community have teamed up with African Adventures to offer supporters the opportunity of a lifetime in Ghana, West Africa next May.From Monday 26 May – Monday 2 June 2014, the Nottingham Forest in the Community team will spend six nights working in schools in Woe, a deprived rural coastal area of south-eastern Ghana.
The trip aims to raise £25,000 to deliver a range of programmes for the benefit of local Nottingham people, including raising Education attainment, improving the health and fitness of Primary school children, improving employment opportunities for young people and increasing Nottingham Forest’s engagement with existing supporters and inspiring a new generation of Reds fans.
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.
Volunteers of all ages are welcome but under 16s must be accompanied by a parent/guardian. There is no upper age limit.
There will also be an adventure weekend with a visit to Cape Coast and Kakum national rainforest, which will be included at the end of this unique experience. After the hard work each day, the accommodation is minutes from the beach.
Jamie Brown, Community’s media and communications lead is eager for supporters to enjoy this opportunity: "Nottingham Forest in the Community are committed to improving the lives of local people.
“Working in partnership with African Adventures, it presents us with the opportunity to improve the lives of people internationally who desperately need our help. This trip is a once in a life time opportunity and I would encourage anyone who is passionate about helping others to get on board and do something amazing today".
Dan Mew, UK development manager at African Adventures, said: “We are delighted to be working with Nottingham Forest in the Community.
“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.
“In Ghana, the needs of the community are particularly pressing and we are truly grateful to the club. Additionally, we are excited at the prospect of supporting Nottingham Forest in the Community and their vital work in the Nottingham area.
“Most of all, fans and staff will have a life-changing experience and by the end of the trip 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 Nottingham Forest in the Community, including fundraising support.
Anybody interested in finding out more about this exciting opportunity is invited to attend our 2014 African Adventures presentation on Thursday 7 November (7pm at The City Ground).
Those wishing to attend the presentation should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.