Sworde Teppa is a English charity
which runs a school in Querghon Teppa, Tajikistan, that takes orphan children
from the area and works towards them getting scholarships to educational
establishments in the USA or UK.
Charity Road Trips,
a Wimborne based charity, is running a nine day trip in May to provide a range of workshops to give the children, and local
community, a taste of new skills - whether that be Engineering, Vehicle Mechanics, Business and Enterprise
Having worked in
IT for nearly 20 years, and been a Venture Scout leader for over 10 years, I
felt ideally suited to this project... so I volunteered to be the IT trainer. To do this I need to raise £1100 to pay for flights, food, accommodation, visa and such like.
I am well on the way to this target but further donations will be gratefully
received, and your name can appear on this page too! You can donate on my
fundraising page - https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/oz.
There are now 8
members on the team, including a vet and a professional photographer, and of
course me! Publicity has been good, with the project appearing in the local
press, including a recent article in the Bournemouth Echo (click the article to
view it full size).
featured on Radio Solent's breakfast show in early November, and the project
leader has been giving regular updates to the listeners since then. Adventure Travel Magazine are interested in what we doing and will be featuring it in their magazine nearer the time, and there are hopefully plans in the pipeline to have a small film crew with us to make a reality/documentary/adventure programme.
excited about having the opportunity to be part of such a project. It is set to
be an experience I will never forget, and I hope will set the children at the
school on the path to a better future. With that in mind I ask you to be
generous in your donations - https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/oz.
I would like to thank the following
companies and individuals for their donations - without their help this would not be
John and Victoria Arnold
Mikko and Sandra Green
Suzanne van Leeuwen