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November 24, 2019

For me this trip has been an experience of a lifetime, and one that I will remember forever. I know that I have helped improve the learning environment of others. The experiences I have had have really opened my eyes, and the amazing people I have met have really taugh...

September 16, 2019

My plan to raise awareness of ideas in development in the hope of encouraging a fresh critical analysis of education was extremely motivating for my own action. In August 2019 I spent two weeks visiting a number of the 36 self-sustaining, community-led libraries known...

April 6, 2019

For the three weeks I spent out in the Gunjur, Gambia, we worked on a project for the local women. We built a fence around a mango plantation to start a larger project for the women to work at a mango factory. The mango plantation was located a 20 minute walk away from...

April 6, 2019

The developing journey with the TTV initiative facilitated a truly life changing experience. After finishing the program, I am truly taken aback at how much my perspective of the world has shifted. It was during my time out in The Gambia where I could see the invaluabl...

January 22, 2019

... clearly something about the Gambian experience opened something up within my writing.  While in England I'd struggled and hesitated for weeks just over the opening lines of my work, in Gunjur I could power through both of my pieces in a matter of days, from first d...

January 7, 2019

The Gunjur - Gambia. 7 - 21 August

In the summer of 2018, the Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust helped me reach my goal, my goal was to experience a community unlike mine, and to offer teachings within. 

On arrival to the small village of Gunjur, I was apprehensive; I so...

January 3, 2018

These slides are taken from Dan's excellent presentation when he kicked off the Kempson Rosedale Enterprise Trust's annual fundaising lecture with an inspiring report on his Scout Community Building Project Expedition in Tanzania.  Dan's team were challenged with impro...

October 5, 2017

From a Kibbutz in the north of Israel, to a small craft town, Mashiko, in Tochiji Prefecture Japan, through a flat share in the banlieue of Paris, I’ve been lucky enough to have been well and truly welcomed into communities outside of my own and through this I’ve learn...

October 1, 2017

It’s been much harder to pinpoint the value of this trip to me than I originally thought. The trek showed me that I am capable (both physically and mentally) of much more than I thought I was; I learned a lot about people, due to the closeness of my various teams; I le...

April 18, 2017

The best part of my trip was that while I was there my timing coincided with the results of the big exam all final year primary school students take in order to qualify for secondary school. Before we started EDCLUB, very few children from Huruma passed this exam. It w...

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