Quench the thirst for life! You might for instance:
Thirst for life is a commonwealth yout h - make an organisational or
exchange and partnership project between individual donation
Scouts from A von in the United Kingdom - offer to sponsor the project or
and Scouts in Swaziland. individual participants
- take part in a fundraising event
It is expected that twenty young people - encourage everyone in your
from A von will travel to Swaziland in 2005 section to buy and wear a badge
to take part in the experience of a lifetime. - get your group involved in the join
They will undertake a programme of in programme raise funds
community development initiatives and - donate a priz e of us to raffle
benefit from a programme of int ercultural - donate the use of a venue or
activity for personal development. Part of equipment that can be used for
this will include developing a sustainable fundraising
water provision for a local community
serving approximately 5000 people. These are just some examples – we’re
open to your suggestions !
Before the Scouts travel to Swaziland they
will undergo a challenging programme of When does it take place?
training and preparation.
The project is ambitious. It’s designed, The outbound part of the project will take
planned, led and managed by young place during four weeks in the summer of
people in Scouting from start to finish. 2005. It is hoped that participants will be
The young people from the UK and involved in a reciprocal visit of Swaziland
Swaziland continue to develop the project Scouts to Avon in 2006.
in partnership. It is hoped that Scouts
from Swaziland will make a reciprocal visit How much does it cost participants?
to the United Kingdom in 2006.
The price for participants is £1000.
The 'Thirst for Life' project will provide Participants and the team are encouraged
participants with a wide range of to fundraise to lower this cost. This price
experiences, experiences more diverse really only covers the flight. It compares
and more varied than those you could very favourably with similar experiences.
expect to gain from simply travelling to a We will be in Africa for four weeks – it’s
foreign count ry. the opportunity of a lifetime! Participants
will need to commit to a significant amount
As well as the obvious enjoyment you will of fundraising in order to bring the project
get from visiting one of the most culturally to life and ensure that everybody has the
diverse continents on the planet the opportunity to take part, regardless of
project will arm participants with 'life skills', ability to pay.
knowledge and attitudes that can be
applied in all areas of their life. The fee can be paid in up-to 10 monthly
instalments starting in March 04 of £100,
Who support the project? so this should help to spread the burden.
Between March and leaving for Swaziland
E very body; from the youngest Beaver in summer 05 this works out at
Scout to the oldest leader, to organisations approximately just £15 per week!
and business and friends of Scouting!
There’s something that everyone can
contribut e to making the project a success. In addition to any grant funding, we need
to raise approximately £10, 000 between
now and July 2005 to make the project a
Wish list Printing costs
Provision of venues/facilities for
We have developed the following ‘wish list’
of things that we need to make the project pre-Swaziland team preparation
Prizes for fundraising raffle etc
If you are able to assist or contribute in Possible advanc e shipping of
any way, large or small, please contact:
email@example.com or visit the resources to South
website for more information: Africa/Swaziland
Trans port to London airport from
Financial contributions, donations and Bristol and return (e.g. Coach)
sponsors hip are sought to acquire the
following. This list is not exhaustive. Swaziland maps
20 experienced mentors willing to
Participant cost to cover flights give their time pre-S waziland to
etc. £1000 each x 20 support participants
6 x 3-person lightweight hike tents Costs towards the water project
Light weight camping equipment Offers of items you might think
suitable for hot climates useful!
Three to four high quality ‘travel’
first aid kits We would like to extend our sincere
thanks in advanc e to all those who,
First respons e’ training for 15-20 however great or small, offer their support
people and encouragement to the project.
Swaziland Scouts and A von Scout
2 ‘First Aid and Work’ cours es Network are extremely grat eful.
Immunisation for participants
All donations, sponsorship etc. will be
Anti-malarial drugs acknowledged and a report provided to the
donor/sponsor of the impact of their
contribution towards the success of the
Sun protection project.
Team UK Scout Uniform Neckers
(20 @ £7 each)
Water purification tablets
Protective (gardening) gloves for
Camera films / slides
Digital video recorder
Venues for fundraising events
Large Marquee (and dec oration)
for fundraising Summer Ball ‘04
Embroidered badge for uniform