Businessmen from UK join a charity expedition across Tanzania in aid of disaffected school children
- Eight school children will be accompanied by a host of business and sporting dragons on a nine-day expedition
- BBC documentary will follow the highs and lows
Chief executive of Guardian Wealth Management, David Howell joins a host of business and sporting dragons in a nine-day charity expedition across Tanzania.
The challenge, run by The Dore Foundation and Engage in their future association, has offered eight students with complex emotional issues a once in a lifetime opportunity to trek across the floor of the Great Rift Valley, starting from the sacred Mount Longido and ending at the stunning Crater Highlands and Ngorongoro Crater.
The group will be greeted with a meal prepared by award-winning celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson on their final day.
David said: “I am thrilled to be taking part in such a life-changing event. Over the years, The Dore Foundation has helped thousands of people transform their lives through a drug-free programme of practical activities, while Engage in their future continuously seeks to improve life chances for children with behavioural, emotional and social difficulties.
“There is no doubt that this will be a challenging and testing expedition but it will allow the children to discover the depths and reality of their abilities and commitment. They will be joined by sporting prodigies and mentors who will act as both help and inspiration.”
David will be joined by former Royal Marine Commando Alan Chambers MBE, Dr Ed Coats, who joined James Cracknell and Ben Fogel in the race to the South Pole, Jeremy Game of the Celebrity Kilimanjaro climb and Trystan Williams, as well as seven business / sporting mentors and six Maasai guides.
“The Extreme Classroom” concept was devised and developed by Trystan Williams, Springfields Academy Principle and Jon Hamp, Vice Principal in the belief that “only by challenging students will they exceed expectations.”
A documentary by the BBC will record the highs and lows as candidates from schools within the Engage network endure the rigorous selection process.