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Sussex Seb’s African Adventure

Sussex Seb’s African Adventure

Sussex Seb’s African Adventure

Swapping Sussex for Africa, Seb White, 19, will be sent to the Ugandan town of Kayunga or Iganga as part of the International Citizen Service (ICS) programme for four months where he will be training community members and raising awareness of important environmental
issues facing the globe in 2019.

In addition to environmental and education issues, Seb, is hoping to lead community sessions on topics such as sexual and reproductive health and rights, business skills, financial literacy and other skills to increase participation in wider society particularly focusing on unemployed young people in Uganda.

Speaking about his exciting African adventure, Seb says: “From this experience I hope to gain a wider concept on the world around me, that not every day is filled with prosperity and happiness, but also poverty and sometimes sadness. I hope to feel more appreciable for the
culture in which I live in.”

Seb will be travelling to East Africa with Restless Development, a leading international development charity working with young people across Africa and Asia to make a change in
their communities, it has trained, inspired and helped more than seven million young people with employment skills and health education.

Seb took part in a National Citizen Service two-years-ago, he says that this experience spurred him on, saying: “I want to see more of a physical change within the world around me, and being able to help to teach employment skills I will see how my actions can have a positive impact on places such as Uganda.”

The contrast between East Africa and Sussex is likely to be vast for Seb, he adds: “I believe the biggest challenge for me will be to see the lack of resources for these people, and to know that a lot of people from where I come from take many things for granted such as clean water and education.”

Seb hopes to raise £800, the money raised will go to the Restless Development so it can continue to support young people on placements, as the ICS programme fund 90% of all fees including vaccinations, flights and accommodation, this money will help support for more young people to take part.

When Seb is out of Africa, he plans to attend the University of Bristol to study criminology starting in the autumn, as well as still playing a part in the ICS’s Action At Home scheme which will help him gain new skills and give him the opportunity to help support community projects in need in the UK.

Help Send Seb On His Way

Can you help send Seb on his way to Uganda? Seb hopes to raise a fundraising
target of £800 which will go to the ICS programme, to donate, visit:

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