My name is Chloe Keen and I am a young leader for 2nd Blendon Brownies and Blendon Rainbows. I have been working as a volunteer there for around two and a half years, but have been involved with the guiding movement for over eleven years since I was a five year old Rainbow myself. I am fundraising for an international service project with Girlguiding LaSER (London and South East Region) to South Africa as part of the Centenary Challenge, which is celebrating a hundred years of guiding. In South Africa we will be spending time volunteering at Godâ€™s Golden Acre (GGA), an organisation which runs a variety of different projects in the South African Province of Kwa Zulu-Natal in the Valley of a Thousand Hills, which is located about half way between Durban and Pietermaritzburg. GGA is a non profit making charity which helps to care for children who have been orphaned or abandoned because of HIV/AIDS related illness and violence, creating both residential care for the children and support in the community to help families to support themselves. GGA is so much more than an orphanage, as their outreach work in the rural areas that have been devastated by the pandemic supports and impacts the life of so many people in the community. GGAâ€™s aims are; â€¢ To provide children with a good education. â€¢ To assist them to become well-adjusted adults. â€¢ To develop the natural talents and aptitudes of each and every child. â€¢ To provide a caring, loving, nurturing and compassionate community environment. Our main role on the trip will be to run Peer Education activity sessions at different locations including Pre-Schools and Primary Schools, but we will also be involved in other aspects such as the Houses of Hope project where GGA are rebuilding homes for families in the community, and food drops which many families in the Valley rely on for survival. By shopping on this site you can help me raise money for my trip, which costs around £2200. Thankyou very much for your support.