Introducing Huxlow’s ambassadors for JIYM Uganda 2017

A cake sale in school was the first step on the long journey to Africa for Huxlow’s ambassadors.

Following the phenomenal success of our trip to Uganda in October 2015, we will again be taking three sixth form students to the Jinja International Youth Meeting in Uganda in February 2017 to debate six key world issues with their peers from 3 other Northamptonshire schools and 4 schools across Uganda.

The students will be based at the Discovery Centre, a purpose-built education centre set in 23 acres including extensive sports facilities, a library, a new music and media centre and a farm. The trip also includes visits to the source of the Nile, the Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary on Lake Victoria and ‘Joy Primary School’.

Huxlow’s ambassadors for JIYM 2017 have been selected through a formal application and interview process and we are confident that we have three outstanding candidates: C Darnell, A Massingham and K Schoch.

They are now beginning their fundraising activities and planning for the trip. They will raise funds through events in school and through individual activities outside school to support their trip, including support for the Discovery Centre and for the Ugandan students who will attend the conference. A cake sale in school was the first step on the long journey to Africa for Huxlow’s ambassadors.

“It’s extremely difficult to put into words the effect this experience has had on all of us who were lucky enough to visit this amazing country. I can say with confidence that it was the best week of my life” said Beth (Year 13) who participated in JIYM 2015. We look forward to another amazing experience in February!

Find out more about the trip to JIYM Uganda in October 2015