Hi, my name is Tom Rose, a trainee secondary school teacher from Lymington. Having completed my undergraduate degree in Physical Education in July, I am currently undergoing my PGCE (Post-Graduate Certificate of Education) via the University of Southampton, which will ultimately lead to the achievement of my dream job, a Physical Education teacher. In doing so, I hope to inspire the future generation of learners to become the best version of themselves, and use Physical Education as a catalyst for self development.
PE is far more than a subject at school or a workout for pupils, PE provides opportunities for the growth of many desirable characteristics within any individual, and its importance in the development of any young person cannot be underestimated. It is for these reasons I have always wanted to become a teacher; therefore, any experiences that can widen my skill set interests me, and in doing so, I hope to pass on such information to future generations.
As you’d expect, the training involved in becoming a teacher is intense, thorough, hands-on, exciting, challenging, worthwhile, rewarding …and unpaid, meaning I cannot work half as much as I have been used to over the last few years (I have most likely shared conversations with many of you at Tescos, The Haven, and other places of work). This has, unfortunately, put the fantastic opportunity (and all-time dream of mine) of volunteering to teach in Kenya in threat, with the total price of £2495 being out of my current financial reach. Scheduled to take place in late March 2023, totalling 12 nights.
This trip, ran by African Adventures ( via Southampton Uni ) provides volunteers with the opportunity to leave a ‘lasting difference’ during a trip of a lifetime to schools and communities far less fortunate than the ones we are so lucky to share. I want to be 1 of the current 6750 volunteers that have been before, and contribute to the 22,000 lives that the programme has impacted so far. The course provides volunteers with the opportunity to build schools, teach lessons, experience other cultures, as well as many other humbling experiences. We would be working in Nakuru, Kenya's fourth largest city where the cost of education is out for reach for many, our role is to work with schools made my local people to give children the chance for a better future. With 45% of the population living below the poverty line, on just 80p a day, volunteering is what keeps communities together.
More information on volunteering can be found here : https://www.african-adventures.co.uk
Lastly, I sincerely thank you all for any donations, no matter the size. I do not expect this gofundme to raise anywhere near the intended target, but any donations will contribute directly to improving lives less fortunate than ours and makes this dream trip attainable.
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Thanks again, Tom