A group of boys from West Hill School in Stalybridge have committed themselves to an expedition to Uganda taking place in the summer of 2015.
They will be a four-week expedition and will include community development work, a wildlife conservation project and a 5-day trek to the peak of Mount Elgon.
The core objectives of this expedition are to undertake projects in order to:
• Raise the educational standards of developing communities within a rural district of Uganda
• Raise the living standards of developing communities within that area
• Assist with on-going wildlife conservation programmes in a white Rhino sanctuary
• Help preserve biodiversity and protect vulnerable habitats in safari parks and conservation areas
Life on the expedition will place them in situations that cannot be replicated in the classroom, providing them with opportunities to develop skills that will be valuable to them in many areas of their lives and important community and wildlife projects that will allow them to take on new challenges and gain a better understanding of what can be achieved individually and as a team.
The cost of this expedition is considerable school staff and parents are working hard to raise the money needed to make the trip a success.
To support the boys log onto their facebook page https://m.facebook.com/WesthillUganda2015/about?expand_all=1