Walter Lilly trainees return home from Swaziland

  Category: Corporate Social Responsibility, Education, Staff Development

The 2017 trip to Swaziland for the “Build A Future” project, run by All Out Africa, included our trainees Amy Arnold, Andrew Provost, Benny Feddon, Jack Duggan, James Ananthakumar, James Buchan and Ollie Davis. Prior to departure, the team raised £5,487 for the trip. Some of the money was donated to All Out Africa, some spent on materials for the building project and the rest went towards books, shoes, stationary and toys for donation to the kids at the NCPs. 

By the end of the two weeks in Swaziland, the team had completed a shelter for the kids to eat and play during their school breaks. Everyone can be very proud of their hard work in sweltering conditions (an African heatwave puts ours to shame). The team worked exceptionally well together to produce another fine build, completed ahead of schedule and with some very happy clients.

Over the past 13 years, All Out Africa, their superb builder Michael and an army of volunteers, have built six Neighbourhood Care Points (NCPs). These are mostly in rural areas and serve as a centre for local orphaned and vulnerable kids to come and eat, play and get pre-school education. Each NCP has a classroom, toilets and kitchens with the larger ones having play areas and shelters. Women from the local community teach the kids every morning and are often assisted by volunteers from around the world through All Out Africa. There are now about three hundred kids attending such NCPs

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