Taking action in Africa

By Marcus Dysch, February 18, 2010

Jeneration, the pluralist initiative for students and young adults, is organising a two-week trip to Kenya which aims to encourage students to volunteer for social action programmes.

The trip, organised jointly with the conservation and development group Frontier, will include community-building projects, sessions working with local residents and sightseeing tours.

There are 10 places available for people aged 18 to 25. Jeneration has secured funding allowing places to be offered at the subsidised rates of £800 and £1,600.

Dan Rickman, Jeneration’s student fieldworker, believes there is a clear market for the initiative.

He said: “There are no two-week social action trips offered to young Jewish adults which include hands-on elements. This trip will provide an impetus for continued involvement with social work afterwards.

We are looking for seriously committed people

“We are looking for people who are seriously committed, however we recognise that time and money are an issue and that is why we are offering a trip of this length at these low prices.”

It is hoped those taking part will return to Britain and work as ambassadors for social action within their communities.

To apply, or for more information on prices, contact Dan on 07734 364 324, or email dan@jeneration.org.

Last updated: 3:03pm, February 18 2010