The current lockdown is presenting some challenges to our fundraising efforts, so we have had to be a little bit creative in our initiatives, to keep within current government guidelines on essential travel!
Therefore, as a group we plan to spend 9234 minutes exercising over a two-week period between 6th and 20thMay. With 2 members of staff and 14 girls participating, this would equate to 577 minutes each! Any form of exercise in any combination will be allowed, for example yoga, jogging, skipping, cycling etc.
Why 9234 minutes you may be asking yourselves!! Well, Gambia is located at 4617km from the UK and so we decided to exercise for the return distance in minutes during the permitted one hour of exercise per day.
We are hoping to gain sponsors from our friends, family, and school community. The Gambia is a low-income country which relies heavily on tourism. In the current crisis their economy will be severely impacted and educational opportunities for children compromised.
Over the years’ the Gambia Project has proven itself to be of immense value to not only the people and children of Illiassa but to all the girls and teachers who have made the journey over the last fourteen years.
A small donation from you will make a huge difference to the children. We realise these are difficult times, any donation you felt able to give would be greatly appreciated.