Yate teacher’s cycle challenge to help Ugandan children

March 01 2015

MUSIC teacher Franc Short has challenged himself to cycle 5,817 miles – the equivalent of pedalling from Yate to Uganda.

MUSIC teacher Franc Short has challenged himself to cycle 5,817 miles – the equivalent of pedalling from Yate to Uganda.
Mr Short teaches at Yate International Academy and is testing himself in order to raise money for a school expedition he is running.
He will clock up the miles by cycling to work every day and needs to reach his target by the summer of 2016.
He hopes to make a big contribution to the £20,000 target needed for students to visit and help children in Uganda by the end of the next academic year.
While in the east African nation, the students will teach the local Acholi children and work with communities to help improve their lives.
The Acholi people fled their homes during a 20-year insurgency by rebels and now live in basic conditions with no running water, electricity or land rights. Most of the children are unable to go to school.
Mr Short said “This trip will give our own students the chance to learn skills in team working and team building.
“It will also give them an opportunity to learn valuable life skills and increase their self-confidence, while giving them an insight into other cultures and lives of others during this once in a lifetime experience.
“As a team, we must raise at least £20,000 so every little amount of sponsorship will be of great help.”
Mr Short has set up a Just Giving web page https://www.justgiving.com/Franc-Short/ where people can find out more about the expedition and make donations.