EKC Group sponsors student engineer

The EKC Group presented Broadstairs College student Alex Francis with a cheque for £250 for a trip he’s taking to help build schools in Ghana.

The Level 2 Engineering student will put the skills he’s learning at College into good use with the project, which will see him helping ensure all children are able to access education. He’ll be helping to build two schools for the local community, before helping teach the young pupils. The 17 year old is taking the trip with his local Explorer Scouts Group, which is also taking a range of educational donations for the schools. Alongside his fellow Scouts, Alex has been collecting books, drawing and colouring equipment, and also sports equipment. The group will be flying into the small rural town of Woe in Ghana in mid-July, and will be staying for a number of weeks to complete the project.

Alex said: “I’m really excited about going to Woe to help develop these communities and take greater educational opportunities for the children there. The donation from the EKC Group will bring so many benefits to the pupils of the two schools we’re set to develop, and it’s great to be so strongly supported by my College.

“I’ll be able to apply some of the engineering skills I’ve learnt at the College in a practical setting, which will be really great as well. It’s set to be an amazing trip!”

Group Deputy Principal Anne Leese presented the cheque to Alex alongside some of his fellow Scouts.

She said: “It’s wonderful to be supporting Alex in this trip, and it’s so exciting to hear about the work he’s going to be taking part in when he arrives in Woe.

“Our Group of Colleges passionately believes in youth social action, and giving something back to society, so it made me really proud to find out about Alex’s project. It’s also fantastic that he’ll be able to use some of the engineering skills he’s developed at the College while he’s out there.”