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Yale College ‘Challenge Africa’ Team Departs

NOTE: This content is old - Published: Friday, Feb 8th, 2013.

Nine Yale College students have headed off to South Africa to witness the very different lifestyle culture of their South African counterparts.

The enthusiastic team has been working hard to raise funds to take part in what has been described in previous years as a ‘life changing’ project. The final coffee morning attended and supported by staff and students at Yale College raised £120 and will pay for an extra suitcase containing gifts, books and baby clothes.

“Yale’s dedication to this exciting challenge has been demonstrated yet again by the commitment and determination of the teams’ fundraising activities and those supporting them,” says Jasbir Dhesi Principal of Yale College.

The overwhelming success of Yale’s Challenge South Africa campaign over the last few years has inspired continuation of their amazing interactive work in Cape Town. Yale College students accompanied by members of staff Yvonne Williams in Childcare and Alan Lowry from Public Services will arrive at Cape Town International ready to share skills and offer support to schools, orphanages and underprivileged communities in South Africa.

The 2013 team is made up of Leanne Langford; Abigail Roberts; Kimberley Mills; Elen Jones; Laura Edwards; Ellie Penrose; Nadia Starkey; Shelley Morrison and Chloe Kassab.

The 2013 Challenge South Africa team will work with youngsters whose development has been stifled by crime, violence, poverty, unemployment, racism, sexism and family crisis as well as HIV/Aids.
Challenging the seemingly abject poverty issues, the students will share their own skills learned at Yale College and offer support to the region.

(Picture shows 2013 Team with Principal Dhesi and Chair of Governors, Jane Tilston at their final fundraising coffee morning held at Yale College.)

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