Helin Akgül, a former student here at the IES Örebro, and Emelie Espinoza are both in their third and final year at Karolinskaskolan, here in Örebro. Both girls are studying Science and in December this year they plan to go to Ghana for three weeks to work as volunteers in the fight against HIV and the spread of AIDS.
The purpose of the trip is to help a developing country by contributing both money and knowledge. Once in Africa, they will educate local communities about prevention and the dangers of HIV. Back in Sweden, they will continue this work with local schools, focusing mainly on young people.
To be able to travel and conduct their work they need funding ?" the trip is 100% self financed. Together with Mr. Rapp, the Principal at IES Örebro, the girls have reached an agreement where by they will offer support classes for students in all subjects on Wednesdays between the hours of 15:00 and 17:00. All students are welcome.
Together with Mr. Åkerstedt they will also arrange "LAN for Ghana" Friday 26/10 to Sunday 28/10 which aims to raise money for their trip. The LAN party will begin on Friday at 19:00 and ends 11:00 on Sunday. The participants themselves decide what they can contribute, though a nominal fee of 100sek is the minimum. All profits will go to the Ghana Project.
Helin and Emelie and the IESÖ team hope for can help support this charity venture either as a family or business. Anyone wishing to make a major contribution can contact Helin, Emelie or Mr. Åkerstedt directly. Only students from IESÖ will be able to participate in the LAN party. The deadline for registration is Wednesday 24/10.
Helin and Emelie's work has also attracted the attention of NA in conjunction with a concert they have organised which will be held at the Karolinska school.
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