Doncaster Rovers score success on African expedition

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Doncaster Rovers are scoring success in Africa on an expedition to help youngsters in Kenya.

The club’s Community Sports and Education Foundation is currently based at a village near Mombasa for the Rovers Go Wild 2013 Project which aims to use football to engage and interact with communities who share similarities despite being thousands of miles apart.

During the visit the team has been providing out-of-school activities for local children, supporting teens with leadership training, and helping with teaching and supporting maintenance work on the school building in Likoni, which is run by the Education For Life charity.

Set up and managed by a Doncaster couple, the charity started out as a small organisation set up to feed local children. Now the charity has set up and run the school and an orphanage named Tumaini.

Jenna Scully, education manager at the Rovers Education Foundation, said: “We are hoping our students will learn from the spirited young people in Africa, who have a fantastic positive mentality.

“Education for Life is a registered charity and runs solely for the purpose of helping the community. We have chosen them to be the focus of our development trip as we have direct links with their team and we feel the skills and expertise we can offer will directly benefit the charity and the community it serves.”

The Rovers Education team taking part in the trip have set up a donations web page and are asking for contributions to create a legacy from the visit.

All donations that are received will directly benefit those living in the Likoni village. To donate funds to the project visit www.justgiving.com/rovergowild