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Internal News - 03 December 2007

Music night for Zambia education project

Do you like live music? See Huge Juice and ICBM perform live at Vodka Revolutions on Tuesday 4 December, 7pm-12am.

Next summer six students from the University of Bath will head out to Lusaka, Zambia, along with representatives from five other universities (Stirling, Loughborough, Durham, Northumbria and UWIC) on the IDEALS in Zambia project.

The Bath team are required to raise £12k for the project and will be looking to raise funds through a series of events. You can support the project by coming along to a band night at Vodka Revolutions tomorrow. Tickets cost just £4 and it will be a great night.

The International Development Through Excellence & Leadership in Sport scheme (IDEALS) operates in partnership with the British Council and the Youth Sport Trust and establishes high quality and progressive projects for young people aged 18-35 from the UK and partner countries.

The aim of the project is to address some of the problems in Africa - such as education, economy and health issues - through sport. In conjunction with Sport in Action's Youth Empowerment through Sport programme, four groups of 12 students will each spend six weeks between June-September 2008 working in Zambia in a sports development capacity.

The students selected from each of the universities will visit Zambia next summer to help out on the ground, delivering and coaching sports activities to groups of disadvantaged people (between 10 and 100 children).

These coaching sessions will include educational messages relating to HIV and AIDS, which are amongst the most troubling issues in Zambia at present.

Thank you for your support - it is much appreciated.

For further details regarding sponsorship, donations or help with fundraising, please contact Nick Willsmer on ext 4205 or nw227@bath.ac.uk and / or Derek Keir at derekkeir@yahoo.com

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