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PNECET Gearing Up For Zanzibar Trip

31 March 2023


PNECET Gearing Up For Zanzibar Trip

31 March 2023

Preston North End Community and Education Trust [PNECET] is set to embark on a ten-night volunteering trip to Zanzibar, to leave a positive lasting legacy of Preston North End on the African island.

PNECET staff and volunteers from the general public will be staying in Stone Town for ten nights from Sunday 2nd April.

Located in the historic part of Zanzibar City, Stone Town has a population of 16,000, but a large percentage of those living in the city are surviving off less than 75p a day. 

Together with travel company African Adventures, volunteers will be working with local schools in a variety of different ways. 

With classrooms in the partner schools in Zanzibar often lacking resources and being overcrowded, teaching assistants will deliver lessons, work with teachers to set and mark homework, and support students with their work.

The educational work of PNECET will see volunteers focusing on sports delivery, with coaching and teaching both in and outside of PE lessons.

Meanwhile, to improve and expand the facilities available to partner schools, volunteers will be building a wall around a school toilet block to provide accessibility and ensure the safety of the pupils.

PNECET is delighted to be partnering with several organisations who have made in-kind donations to support the life-changing work of the charity. 

  • Citron Hygiene have donated 500 sanitary pads to support period poverty.
  • The EFL have donated 50 footballs to replenish equipment and encourage young people to engage in football activities.
  • Sherwood Primary School pupils have raised funds to purchase 300 pencil cases.
  • PNECET have donated numerous football strips.
  • PNEFC have made a donation to support the work of the Trust whilst out in Zanzibar.
  • Business Gift UK have sponsored the volunteer t-shirts emblazoned with ‘Zanzibar 2023’. 

Harriet Creighton-Levis, Deputy Chief Executive Officer at PNECET, said: “We massively appreciate the contributions of all our partner organisations who have helped make this Zanzibar trip what it is.

“A huge thank you to Citron Hygiene, Business Gift UK, the EFL, PNEFC and Sherwood Primary School for their generous support.”

Ben Ward, General Manager at Business Gift UK, said: “We’ve worked with PNECET for a good number of years, supplying the branded goods they give out on various projects. 

“When they approached us to supply t-shirts for their Zanzibar trip, we jumped at the chance. We thought it was a great opportunity to give something back and spread the work of PNECET further afield.

“The football club is the heart of the community and the Trust is a big part of that.”

For more information about African Adventures, please click here.

For more information about Business Gift UK, please click here.

For more information about Citron Hygiene, please click here.

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