AfriDACA tour opening eyes for DACA students

Date: February 19th 2015

Sixth Form students from Darwen Aldridge Community Academy took off for an eye- opening experience teaching disadvantaged children for a week in Kampala, Uganda.

Seventeen bright and enthusiastic students from the Sixth Form at Darwen Aldridge Community Academy have travelled across the globe to bring social action to the heart of a  deprived community in Kampala, the capital city of Urganda. They are responsible for delivering a series of fun and engaging activities to disadvantaged children living in the area, including a number of arts – related activities like clay – modelling and painting alongside more numeracy and writing lessons.  The place they are staying in is known as  the Acholi Quarter, a slum in Kampala populated by families who were displaced due to civil unrest in Uganda. So far, the students have reported a ‘rockstar’ welcome from the children and feeling inspired and spurred on by the hope and talent of the youngsters they are working with.

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