NINE students from March Neale-Wade community college are off to Borneo next year on a voluntary aid expedition.
During the four-week expedition the intrepid group will be living and working alongside the local people on a range of environmental, sustainable and meaningful community projects which will have long term benefits to their lives and their community.
The core objectives of this expedition are to:
• Raise the educational standards of developing communities within a rural district of Borneo
• Raise the living standards of developing communities, within a rural district of Borneo, by constructing a fresh water supply.
• Assist with on-going wildlife conservation programmes to preserve biodiversity and protect vulnerable habitats.
Each volunteer is responsible for funding their own place on the expedition 100% via fundraising, sponsorship and donations.
Assorted activities such as raffles, sponsored bike rides, cake sales, car washes and lots of car boot sales have helped them towards their goal, but they still have a long way to go.
They are looking for any support that the local community or local businesses can give, from financial donations, to donations for car boot sales, raffle and auction prizes to temporary Gym memberships to get them all physically fit for the trip. In fact anything that will help them achieve their goal.
Any offers of help can be made via Christine Surrey on: 0777-3569959.