Expedition leader to talk at your school
Tim Ellis will be visiting the UK between the 6th and the 8th of June 2011 and he would be available to visit your school to present a slideshow about his recent visit to Lesotho and the projects he is running there.
Tim has recently returned from leading students through the Cape Province and into Lesotho over the Easter holidays. During this time the students have contributed to the local communities in various ways. Steppes Schools supports the projects here.
The programme offers the opportunity for overseas schools to link with an appropriate community in South or Southern Africa. Steppes Schools together with Face Africa will facilitate the selection of an appropriate partner and put the sustainability indicators in place to ensure that both communities understand what the partnership entails. The aim is to build up to a tour or expedition from the overseas community to their local partner to engage in an interaction and potentially volunteer their time and funds to an “impact project” aimed at supporting ongoing development in that community.
These partnerships require a long term commitment from both sides and successful examples include a number of school-links now planning their 5th expedition and engaging in some deep and meaningful local development work. This programme has received critical acclaim in the United Kingdom for its footprint and impacts both in the home and host communities.
If you are interested in Tim presenting to your school, please contact Illona Cross on 01285650011 or Illona@steppestravel.co.uk
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