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Supporting Senegal, West Africa - Josh Le Cornu

July 5, 2015

 A fantastic morning at GS United!

 

Today we were delighted to introduce our current youngsters to Joshua Le Cornu.

 

For the past 10 years Josh has played most of his footballing career under the guidance of our head coach Aaron Travers and more recently with coach Ken Brawley. Josh was an established member of the Jersey Capita Centre of Excellence for several years before choosing to opt out this season to concentrate on his ‘A’ level studies in preparation for continuing his education at University.

 

This summer Josh has dedicated his time and commitment to supporting children through care projects, with a variety of programmes including education, hygiene, healthcare and sports in poverty stricken area in St. Louis, Senegal, on the coast of West Africa.

 

The project is run by Projects Abroad and it involves helping the local street children known as Talibés to become more independent and improve their quality of life.

 

As part of our commitment to supporting others, we donated a minimum of £5.00 from each player registration for the Summer Term 2015 to aid this young man and support him in achieving his objectives through the 'Projects Abroad' program.

 

This morning we also donated Football Kit and footballs for Josh to take with him and provide to the children he shall be working with.

 

Below is the link to the Projects Abroad UK webpage where you can see further information and a descriptive outline of the project that Josh has chosen. The Projects Abroad website has some videos and some volunteers' views on the project.

 

http://www.projects-abroad.co.uk/volunteer-destinations/senegal/micro-finance/#overview

 

When Josh returns to studies he shall be completing a presentation to his Victoria College peers and teachers about his trip. We wish him the very best on what will surely be a very rewarding and possibly a once in a lifetime experience.

 

Thank you to our players and parents for helping us to help Josh.

 

 

 

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