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20 July 2019
YMCA Africa Visit

Barry Davidson who is a Prince's Trust Team Leader at Perth & District YMCA visited us this evening accompanied by volunteers, Tay Davidson and Dora Talosi. The three of them along with a few other colleagues visited Tanzania to assist the GoMad charity. GoMad is the ‘Go Make a Difference’ charity which enables volunteers to get involved in a wide range of community projects in East Africa.

The group travelled to East Africa on what turned out to be a difficult journey involving broken-down planes and lost luggage!  Undeterred they set to and were able to help build goat sheds and water storage tanks in a leprosy colony in Tanzania, as well as getting involved in various health and sporting activities with hundreds of local children and adults.

Barry has been with the YMCA for seven years and is an outdoor instructor and a Scottish Rugby coach. The visit to East Africa has certainly made a huge difference as far as Tay and Dora are concerned.  Following their visit, Tay has decided to follow a career in teaching and Dora is determined to join the nursing profession.

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