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Sponsored Weight Loss 2024
Rotary Club of Gloucester Severn Supporting
Minchinhampton Nkokoto Link

Vital Statistics.    

Starting weights 01Jan2024. Andrew Davies 15 stone 9lb

                                        Jerry Ballinger 18 stone 10lb

Final Weigh in01Mar2024.  Andrew Davies 13 stone 7lb

                                        Jerry Ballinger 16 stone 10.5lb


The Total

     Raised so far £1,800

Jerry and Andrew have chosen to support children to receive vocational training at a Folk Development College (FDC). The Link sponsors 6 new students every year onto this 2-year residential course in the town of Urambo. Success is high; 29/30 students have graduated since 2018. Courses include Vehicle Mechanics, Domestic Electrical Installation, Tailoring, Carpentry or Welding. Students also attend classes in languages (Kiswahili and English), civic education, business, computing, environmental conservation, health education, religion, life skills.

The Link provides FDC graduates with tool kits to help them find employment. Four years ago, graduates pooled resources to form a Tailoring Group which, amongst other work, the Link now employs to make uniforms for all sponsored students. Costs vary according to course but the average 2024 cost at the FDC is £235 for each student and £170 for a graduate tool kit

What does my Sponsorship provide?

  • £23 Stationary & books

  • £65 Uniform (day wear, sports, shoes, coats, work clothes)

  • £78 College Fee; Tuition & Board

  • £24 Workshop materials 

  • £45 Personal (health insurance, mosquito net, bedding, wash kit)

  • £170 Graduate Tool Kit

Tailor workshop 2022 Vumilia Uniforms.JPG

How do I donate?

1. Return a sponsorship form

to Jerry, Andy or

2. Bank transfer. This link to the Charity bank account details.

Reference "Weight Loss" or "WL" with your name or company name

3. Just Giving. Search for Jerry Ballinger or click this link 

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