Explorer Scouts Help with community project in Swaziland

Envirotect owners, Niven and Janine Smith, are extremely proud to support their 15 year old daughter Sarah, who is giving up most of her summer holiday to travel to South Africa and Swaziland in order to work on a community project.

In July Sarah, along with another 20 Explorer Scouts, 7 Network Members and 10 Leaders, all from Hertfordshire will be flying to Johannesburg and travelling to Swaziland where they will meet with 12 Swazi Rover Scouts to test their bricklaying skills by helping to build a community centre, after which they will dig a borehole.

They will be camping in the village and will be sharing the locals’ already very limited facilities. It will not all be hard work though. Once the bricklaying and digging are complete they plan to visit the Kruger National Park and enjoy some other fun activities including White Water Rafting. Sarah and her cohorts have all been busy fundraising since early autumn so that they are able to buy the building materials and hire the equipment for the project upon arrival.

The group will also be taking donated items with them to help disadvantaged children within the area. Donations include clothing (including football kits!), footwear, computers, games, toys, sports equipment and mobile phones.

Some of the fundraising events that the Hemel Hempstead Explorer Scout group have recently been involved in have included organising a fun day for younger scouts and their families which provided activities and food, a cake and coffee evening, selling homemade jewellery, leaflet drops, baby sitting and offering their services with any other odd jobs.

All of the money raised from these events will go directly towards the project and not the trip. Pictured is Sarah at the Family Fundraising Day – colour a square to win a prize. The Giraffe and Elephant were painted on plywood that was donated by Envirotect Limited.