Building an African School
British Orthodox subdeacon Peter Farrington and a work colleague Chris Irons have challenged themselves to walk 100km in April 2008 to raise over ?4000 to help build a school in rural East Africa. Chris has taken part in other challenges but Peter will need to get fit over the next few months if he is to complete the walk successfully. The route they are following is from Melrose in Scotland to Lindisfarne in North-East England.
They are walking to support the charity Build Africa, which has been helping communities in Africa to provide an education for their children since 1978. Build Africa finds schools which are in desperate need, organises local committees to discover the local needs, and then provides resources to improve and build classrooms and other buildings, and improve the quality of the education provided.
Peter and Chris have created a website at <!-- m --><a class="postlink" href="http://www.walkingforafrica.com">http://www.walkingforafrica.com</a><!-- m --> which they have just launched and will be regularly updating.
If anyone feel able to support this effort then there are links on the site to a secure sponsorship collection website where sponsorship can be made online.
Every little will help Peter and Chris reach their target, and will help African children receive a decent education.