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Utility Alliance employees return and share their african adventure

5 April, 2018

AS two staff members return from the trip of a lifetime, we wanted to find out just how much their trip meant to them.

Ryan Forth and Nathan Allen embarked on the African adventures trip to Ghana, in partnership with Burnley FC in the Community.

Throughout their stay they carried out community work in the small village of Keta, while really getting to grips with the culture and lifestyle of the locals.

Nathan explained: “A normal day consisted of getting up at 8am eating a small breakfast then heading to the school to make big bricks for future groups to build with.

On an evening I would generally play with the homeless kids at the centre, I also had a local drumming lesson one night and played against a local football team.”

One little boy in particular really touched the heart of Utility Alliance’s Nathan. He told us the favourite part of his whole trip was meeting a young boy called Samson.

Samson is only five years old and lives with his aunty after his parents abandoned him at the age of just two. His aunt couldn’t afford to send him to school, although school was free if the kids didn’t have dinner money they got asked to leave.

Nathan now sponsors Samson so he can get back to school and all of his food, uniform and school essentials are paid for.

Both lads expressed their upmost appreciation to Utility Alliance for giving them the opportunity to be able to experience this trip of a lifetime.