Marc, who is supported at one of our services in Chester, took the trip of a lifetime in February to visit the Gunjur Project in Gambia, West Africa.
Marc became involved with the Gunjur Project through his involvement with LIVE, a small charity in Chester.
The Project ensures visitors and volunteers leave making a positive impact on the local community and Gambia as a whole.
Here’s what Marc had to say about his trip:
“My visit in February was brilliant. I talked to a school and college about my life and how I cope with my disability – Cerebral Palsy – and talked about all of the positive things I do in my life, how I have become a voice for people with a disability and how I cope with the challenges it brings.
I enjoyed sharing stories and hopefully changing attitudes towards people with a disability. Although I am only 19 years old I feel like I have lots of life experience to share! We painted a wall with the logo for LIVE to make our mark and make sure we are remembered. We also donated books, pencils, hats, sunglasses and reading glasses and provided funds towards a disabled toilet.
The trip has inspired me and I definitely want to go back. I also want to raise more funds to help disability Africa in empowering young people to get the word out about disability and support local projects.”