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County trip to Coco’s Foundation 2024

We are a team of 12 girls and 3 adults from across the county preparing to travel to South Africa with the Coco’s Foundation in August 2024 to build 2 houses for child led families in the KwaZulu-Natal region.

We will meet the families whose houses we will be building before visiting all 9 of the houses previously built by Sussex Central Girlguiding.

Whilst in South Africa we will be visiting local after school clubs to share crafts and games and a children’s breakfast club to help prepare and serve their one meal a day. We will be meeting local guides for a beach clear up and BBQ and as a treat for all our hard work we will be visiting a safari park. Each participant will need to raise £3500.

We held our first team building weekend at Blackland Farm in September. It was wonderful to see that both the girls and leaders came together as a team.

During the weekend the girls took part in team building activities and a few challenging activities which took some of the girls out of their comfort zone which they overcame with their perseverance. We discussed different aspects of the trip and produced a group charter based on our promise and guide law and a trip risk assessment.

Chris Connors the Coco’s Foundation Founder joined us for a South African dinner that we created on Saturday evening where he was able to join us for our hopes and fears session. We are looking forward to our next weekend in March.