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ACS Cobham raise £80,000 to support Namibia expedition

Published Thursday 5th of July 2018 03:35:26 PM

Ahead of their month-long expedition to Namibia, 21 students from ACS Cobham brought together staff, parents, friends and the local community for the fundraising event ‘Night for Namibia’ at the Leadenhall Building in London - raising an impressive £80,000. The evening included a silent auction and raffle and the money raised will be used to provide resources for the school’s three partners in Namibia: Dr. Alpo Mauno Mbamba Secondary School; Kūta!hoas Primary School; and The Namib Desert Environmental Education Trust (NaDEET), which promotes the benefits of a sustainable lifestyle amongst local communities in Namibia. As part of the trip, which runs from June 24 – July 25, students organised a sports day at Kūta!hoas school, worked on the school’s garden and assisted with student classes. The team has also set aside funds to help provide university scholarships for students from Dr. Alpo Mauno Mbamba Secondary School as well as a new boarding house for Kūta!hoas Primary School. Rob Surminski, teacher leader of the ACS Namibia Project, said: “We had over 200 people join us for the Night for Namibia and the event was a great opportunity for the students to raise awareness of the work they will be undertaking.   “The students worked with Ms. Arnold and Ms. Barker to plan and set up this fantastic event and I’m proud of the team’s continuing commitment and enthusiasm for our ongoing project with our Namibian partners.” 
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