Last Wednesday the charity AHTUTU visited Long Road students to give them a talk on Gap Year opportunities! We were delighted to see a number of students from the Long Road Volunteering Club and across the college attend the talk, which they told us they found very interesting and really made them think about the different lifestyles that other cultures have.
Volunteering work with AHTUTU involves travelling to Myanmar to work with an orphanage, visits to river villages and to the Bay of Bengal. The main aim of the trip is to support teachers who are teaching English by spending time with their students and talking about different topics with them in English. Learning to speak English is extremely useful for these students, who can then go on to find better-paid work and even study abroad!
Two Long Road students will be going on the next trip to support the charity and now have the task of raising £1000 which they will do by fundraising in and out of college!