“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.”
After the incredible success of Bohunt Worthing’s trip to Tanzania in 2019, it is once again a privilege to be able to offer another life affirming opportunity.
We have selected Inspire Worldwide who are a small organisation who specialise in running sustainable community projects in Africa and Asia.
We are currently taking applications from any Y9 or Y10 students who would be interested in taking part in the Big Expedition to Kenya in 2021. They have been emailed a link to a google form for them to answer some questions as to why they wish to go on this trip.
The reasons for running such trips are many, but at Bohunt Trust we are passionate about promoting the opportunities beyond the classroom to help develop entrepreneurial skills, build self-confidence, develop a sense of responsibility and build the ability to lead and work as a team are to name a few.
So what will they be doing in Kenya?
The planned itinerary includes:
• The main focus is supporting developing communities, where we will be working closely with the Lale’enok centre and the local Maasai community helping with their research and conservation projects in the area. This will include some hard work in assisting locals but also times spent with families and children at schools and at home and gaining a valuable insight into their culture.
A trip to Africa cannot be complete without some down time. Extra activities included in this amazing opportunity are:
• A visit to the Langata Giraffe sanctuary, where we will be able to see giraffes close up and feed them.
• A boat safari on Lake Naivasha to find out about the Joy Adamson Story (Born Free- for those that remember)
• There will be a trek up Mount Longonot to admire the spectacular views over the area.
• And also a 4X4 safari around Lake Nakuru to see the spectacular display of flamingos and hopefully some Rhinos. (at this stage we cannot guarantee all the big 5, as wild animals have a habit of hiding)
• The trip is completed with a trip to the Sheldrick Trust, who care for orphaned elephants and rhinos. Something that will stay in the students hearts forever.
Please do take time to go through the attached presentation as there is a wealth of information to explore.
I do hope to see you at the Parent Information evening on Thursday 30th January, 6pm, where representatives from Inspire Worldwide will be able to answer any questions that you may have.
The cost of the trip maybe a factor that puts you off allowing your child to go but please do consider if they are able to fund part of this themselves, through part time work or initiatives for making money. We will be running a workshop when we have clear numbers in order to start the ball rolling in raising the charitable funds required as part of this trip These funds with go to support the work of the Lale’enok centre.
To read further information click here for the presentation notes