Team Member Profiles
Hello I'm Amber, I'm currently studying A Level: Business, English and History. I've always wanted to visitAfrica and experience the different culture and lifestyle out there. I'm exteremly grateful to be visiting Uganda in February; there I aim to engage young people with sports aswell as work with the outreach project.
My name is Rhys I am currently studying;-
- Health and social care
- Business studies
- Public services.
The reason why I want to go to Africa is to be able to say I’ve been there and help individuals who have nothing. I want to be able to teach some Africans basic English.
My name is Holly Ballantyne and i am currently studying Sport, Photography and sociology at 6th form. I run and compete for blackburn harriers on a regular basis and also play for the 6th form netball team. The reason i applied to take part in the trip was so that i could experience how people in a 3rd world country live and also to teach and engage younge children through sporting activities (which being a keen sports person myself) i am looking forward to doing.
My name is Hayley Dickinson I am 17 and I am currently in my last year at six form. I am study BTEC sport, BTEC business, and BTEC public services. I applied to go on the Uganda trip because it is a once in a life time opportunity, and I knew that I would be less likely to get the same opportunity again. I consider myself as a caring, patient and non judgemental person and enjoy a challenge, also I know this trip will change my views on life and make me realise how fortunate I am also the people around me. I also enjoy many sports and I would love to share my skills and experiences with the young children, and I would love to be involved, in developing their interests in the different sports.
Hello, my name is John Meadowcroft. I am a keen sports man, currently participating in boxing at an amateur level. I applied to take part in the project because it is someone I have wanting to for a number of years, instead of giving money to a charity and not seeing where it is goinng, actually going over and getting first hand experience and helping deprived communities with my peers. It is a once in a life time experience and I am great full to be presented with this, I just can't wait to get over there now.
Hi, my names Matt Phillipson. I am currently in Year 13, studying Sport, History and Psychology. I am honored to have gained a place on the Afridaca trip and am grateful to the staff for their leadership in panning and organizing such a massive adventure. Whilst in Uganda I want to do the best I possibly can to help some of the most underprivileged people in the world. I want to make a positive impact into their life and create a lasting impression within both them and myself. I want to arrive back in the UK shattered, but with a sense of fulfillment, and sunburn!
I'm Liam, in year 13 and studying photography, graphics, media and english.
Whilst on the trip to Uganda I aim to encourage the children to be creative, along with documenting the trip whilst I'm there, with photography and film. This will be used to raise more awareness when we return as well.