It gives me great pleasure to write about the immediate plans of Kenton, the son of one of my great friends, Revd Lisa Battye, a local vicar in the Greater Manchester Diocese.
Kenton (who visited me with his father, mother and sister in Israel just over a year ago) will be working in the very tough environment if 'Boy's Town' school, Durban, South Africa:
The programme for which he has been selected is one of many chosen by Project Trust, an Education Charity, who send out 200 volunteers to 25 countries every year. It is one of the oldest gap year oganisations in the world, and is based in the Isle of Coll, Argyll, Scotland:
Kenton studied English, History and Fine Art at Manchester Grammar School:
After his year out, he wants to study English at University and then become a teacher. In South Africa, he will be working as a social carer and remedial teacher in a very tough Aids-ridden environment.
Kenton underwent a gruelling selection process, but managed to come through all the physical, mental and other challenges to be one of the very few chosen for this challenging enterprise.
If you would like to donate, or are otherwise interested in the project, please contact Kenton at email@example.com, or on 0750 523 5468.
Any cheque should be made payable to PROJECT TRUST, c/o Kenton Battye, 1 Moorside Rd, Kersal, Salford, M7 3PJ.
He will be providing a monthly circular for all who show an interest in his work, telling them how he's getting on in Durban and also sending pictures.