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Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Paraparaumu College World Challenge Program Alana Cassidy Proudly sponsored by

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Alisha FitzGerald Proudly sponsored by

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Angie Leckie

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Jaden Fearon

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We are a group of year 11 and year 12 students about to leave for South Africa and Lesotho in December 2017 as part of the World Challenge program.This is a student led expedition where we as students plan, budget, save and fundraise for the trip.We need to save over $9,000 for each of the 12 students who are participating. Most of us have part time jobs in addition to our school work and extra curricular activities.We have also done group fundraising including a raffle, sausage sizzles, car washes, a movie night and quiz nights.We thank the local community for supporting us in these activities. This trip will push us outside our comfort zone and grow us as individuals. It will foster leadership, teamwork, budgeting, hard work and determination. Upon arriving in Durban we will be responsible for changing currency, shopping for our own supplies and acclimatising ourselves before we set off on three weeks of action and adventure. We will be travelling by horseback to Lesotho (an impoverished landlocked area in the middle of South Africa) where will do our community project.With such a huge wealth gap our group project will most likely be a central focus of the expedition.We will do our best to make this experience community based, for example; working in a local school doing some maintenance work, as well as teaching and playing sports with the local children. It is also hugely important to our team that we focus on learning about their culture as well as spreading knowledge of our culture. We will then return by horseback to have one night’s rest in a proper bed before setting off on a five night trek on the Giant’s Cup Trail. A well known trek in the Drakensberg ranges, which rises to more than 3,475 metres and extends roughly northeast to southwest for 1,125km, parallel to the southeastern coast of South Africa. From there we set off on a safari and at the end of our trip we will visit a Zulu village. Departing on Boxing Day, we will be away for three and a half weeks. At the end of which we would have travelled halfway around the world and experienced once in a lifetime opportunities. Our aim is to gain perspective, leadership and people skills and open our eyes to a completely different environment to what a group of 12 teenagers are used to. By Rachael Leask, year 12 Paraparaumu College student

Maha Fier Proudly sponsored by

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Paula Bertham Proudly sponsored by

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Rachel Leask Proudly sponsored by

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Ryan Gardner Proudly sponsored by

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Tamsin McKelvey

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