CAMERON’S 100KM CYCLE TREK TO RAISE FUNDS FOR WORLD CHALLENGE EXPEDITION
I will be travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia on the 31st of November 2016, for three weeks. In that time a small group of other students and I will have to organise and book all transport, accommodation and food, as well as managing a budget. We will also be challenged by a six day hike through the jungle that will be extremely physically challenging. But the thing I am most looking forward to, is we will have the opportunity to work with children in schools and help build new facilities for them.
I am required to raise $6,500 to pay for this expedition and in order to raise some of this money, I have decided to do a 100km cycle trek, from Swan View to Bakers Hill and back again. This will also help with my fitness, as I will need to be fit for my hike through the jungle in Cambodia. I am hoping that you will be able to sponsor my efforts, as I am very keen to go on my expedition and am certain it will teach me many important life skills.
Who am I? I am a Helena College student currently studying in year nine, I am an active person who loves the outdoors and is very keen to travel and see the world. Recently, I spent some time in Indonesia, in a small village, where I had the opportunity to interact and play sport with some of the children who lived there. I very much enjoyed this and I am hoping that I will have similar opportunities to work with children in Vietnam and Cambodia.
What is World Challenge? World Challenge is 100% educationally focused, and every programme they run is designed with students’ personal development in mind, through experiential learning and gaining new skills including the management of money, decision making, learning from mistakes, leadership skills and working as a team. All their Expeditions incorporate their ethos of Challenge, Participation and Environment:
Students face a series of mental and physical challenges, which take them outside of their comfort zones, teaching them how to overcome adversity, cope with new environments and become more self-confident.
Tapping into the expertise and extensive resources of the World Challenge Organisation, students participate by working as a team, taking responsibility, setting and meeting objectives and learning to become confident decision makers.
Students will learn to become more environmentally aware by exploring diverse landscapes, finding out about other cultures or discovering more about their own. They will gain a broader global perspective and a greater respect for the world.