Barnaby Dean, a Flight Sergeant at 2238 (Warminster) Squadron Air Cadets, will be travelling to Tanzania to take part in a community aid expedition and has already raised over £4000 to fund his trip.
The JTYAF is delighted to help out with the remaining costs for vaccinations, medication and essential kit, as this is sure to be a life changing experience for this remarkable young man.
Barnaby has an ambition to join the Royal Air Force Regiment as an Officer and is keen to test his resilience and determination in these challenging conditions. He will be involved in ongoing projects designed to improve the living conditions and education facilities of the communities that he will visit.
Barnaby explained what he aims to achieve from his experience.
It is great to know that I will contribute to making a difference to people's lives - my primary aim. Integrating with different cultures, trying out new languages, gaining an understanding of different communities, making new friends, improving leadership and team-working skills are also many goals for me personally. In addition, a 4-5 day climb of Mount Meru will definitely raise a few personal challenges where I am sure I will have to dig deep!
We wish Barnaby every success in Tanzania an look forward to hearing all about his achievements.
Picture above - one of the very first JTYAF Award winners during a Junior Leaders expedition to Tanzania in 2009.