The JTYAF funding awarded to the Air Cadets Junior Leaders Course in 2013 will support two projects and benefit ten Qualified Junior Leaders (QJLs) from Course XIV. The selection of the successful applicants was based on the quality of their application combined with their performance on the course.
The Kenya project will fund an expedition for six QJL’s to travel to Kenya in August for four weeks, where they will be involved in setting up a temporary medical camp in Kisii which will provide thousands of residents with free medical care. They will also be working hard to improve the water supply at the Wema Maternity Clinic and building desks and lockers for the local school.
The four QJL's selected for the expedition to Nepal will undertake the huge physical challenge of trekking to the Everest Base Camp. They will also have the privilege of experiencing the life of a ‘Ghurka Soldier’ from selection to retirement.
These opportunities will provide two very different sets of experiences and challenges but both expeditions are certain to have a huge impact on these young people’s lives.
The QJL's selected for the Expedition to Kenya are:-
Samuel Jackson Luke Womersley Harry Clubb Jordan Cawer Lawrence Page Christopher Raj
The QJL's selected for the Nepal Expedition are:-
Joseph Champion Christopher Cresswell Callum Reid Roderick Mountain
We would like to thank Laura Scott (pictured above centre left) from Patchworking Against Poverty who will be working with the QJL's on the Kenya project and also Master Aircrew Craig Bampton (pictured above centre right) who will be in charge of the team in Nepal.