At Transformation Fit, we believe that that the more you be, the more you can give, the more you give, the more you grow and the more you grow, the more you can be and this cycle never stops.
The United Nations have set 17 global goals for sustainable development to be achieved globally by 2030 and part of TF’s mission is to help tackle the goal of Quality Education for all…
In October 2015 I was invited down to a Rugby match at the Leicester Tigers Stadium, by two of our clients Dave Crumbie & Mandy Crumbie, this was no normal match though as Dave & Mandy had a corporate table which included tickets to the match, a 3-course meal, entertainment and free drinks!
After we had some food and some drinks (Dave thought it was hilarious to continually order pint after pint of cider for his Personal Trainer to drink).
As we headed out to the stands with our coats on and a cup of coffee in hand (infused with whiskey of course)… Dave wasn’t letting me get away with having just a coffee, we began to watch the game.
Throughout the game, me & Dave were chatting about the trips we had both been on, how he and Mandy climbed Kilimanjaro, and we came on the subject of The Gambia. Dave told me how he and Mandy had visited every year for the last 11 years and how they worked closely with a charity which helped disadvantaged children access education in the Gambia which their parents otherwise couldn’t afford (schools aren’t free until age 11 in Gambia). I immediately felt inspired and I remember thinking “how awesome would it be to make that kind of impact’.
We spoke more and more and I mentioned I would love to sponsor a child and within a few months, I had received my first report card from Mohammed and his teachers telling me how well he was doing at school.
It gave me a great sense of fulfillment knowing what a difference I had made to this 5-year-olds life.
Fast forward to February 2017, myself, Dave & Mandy, and my friend Mitch headed out to The Gambia for some winter sun and to meet the kids, visit the school and get a taste of the Gambia Experience… The poverty was hard to comprehend and a number of people begging for handouts from tourists pained me to see, all the more reinforcing the need for more quality education so that the people can set themselves free through knowledge.
Upon my return, I made the decision to partner up with Dave & Mandy (pictured below) who are the trustees of the charity, The Gambia Education Project
– A Leicester based charity run by local people who have a GLOBAL IMPACT on peoples live’s.
To this day (1st August 2017) we have sponsored 8 children to access quality education in The Gambia at the Lucy Memorial Nurseryschool and we plan on doing exciting things in the future with them.
As they say “knowledge is power” and through helping these people acquire knowledge we can empower them to be more, give more and grow more themselves.