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Serenje Trip

Today I'm travelling to Serenje, Zambia! A group of seven women will be leaving on the 7pm flight, travelling through the night and arriving in Lusaka at 6am Saturday. Then, after a quick stop for food for the journey and to change some money, we're off on the 5 hour journey north to Serenje. By Saturday night we'll (hopefully) be settled into our rooms in the lodge, and enjoying our first Zambian meal.
This time round we're focusing on linking the two educational communities, so the team consists of teachers and those working in education. Ruth Jackson is a member of Kerith, and also the Deputy head of Crowthorne C of E school. Liz Norris is the Headteacher of Sandy Lane Primary School. We'll be visiting both their link schools, Kankoso and Kashitu, which will be really exciting. We're also visiting Ibolelo High School who will be linking with Garth Hill College. Ibolelo is the school that Martha attends, as do many of the girls who are presently living alone in Zambia Compound. These are the teenage girls who really need the Dormitory that Project 125 is all about.
As well as Ruth and Liz, there'll be me, Zoe Hayes, Jacqui Webber-Gant, Annabel Norris and Rachel Morgan. We're looking forward to having a wonderful time together as we get to know the people, the schools and teachers out in Serenje. We are seeking to further develop relationships and so understand how we can best partner with Serenje schools in a sustainable and meaningful way.  It's going to be an adventure!
So please do pray for us - for safety and health. For a wonderful trip where we meet strategic people and form deep relationships. I'm so excited at this "first"!
I'll try to keep you updated with our news (including the weather and the food!) during the week. Take a look at the Serenje blog too.
Thank you for your letters and cards for the Serenje women - I shall really enjoy handing them out. You will never know the impact of your words and the love and concern that they convey to women you will probably never meet. Your prayers and interest are a precious gift to them.
Much love x

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