We are fortunate to work in collaboration with BHASVIC college and E3Adventures supporting students on their DofE journey. This was through a mixture of 100% funding of places and partial funding/support. The information below has been kindly supplied by those students and the staff from BHASVIC.
Participant 3 - BHASVIC
"A is an asylum seeker who arrived in Brighton from Tigre in Ethiopia, via the jungle in Calais. He has left family and friends in this tumultuous region where war rages. Despite this he has made excellent progress in his student life, especially strong with English language lessons. His ambition is to be a nurse and we are in the process of trying to get a volunteer placement for him at the hospital for his volunteering section. A lives in supported accommodation in Eastbourne, travelling each day to BHASVIC. On the first expedition we lent him / brought him all his equipment, including food, boots etc."
"I is from Somalia and has also tried very hard to settle in the UK whilst his asylum claim is processed. He also lives in Eastbourne and is learning English at college. He needed all equipment providing and significant support to understand what the expedition and the award demands."
"Both boys asked specifically, and very bravely, to be placed in a team without each other, in order to help make friends with the British kids. Both boys managed the expedition and are keen to complete the assessed."
Of the 100 students that took part 27 were part funded in order to halve the expedition costs.
"The students we funded came from homes with parental illness, joblessness and other disadvantages. They overcame their lack of experience in order to complete hiking/camping challenges. Of the students we funded 12 had never camped and 4 had never even had a sleep over. Several told us they had never walked in the country side."
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