Meet the Gower College SOS Africa Society
Chloe Lane – President
Hello!! I am a 17 year old student studying A Level Maths, Law, Geography and the Welsh Baccalaureate. I then aim to go on to do a degree in Business Management. As a hobby I’m currently learning Spanish and I also enjoy the outdoors, reading, keeping fit and socialising.
SOS Africa is a great charity, and I was eager to become a part of it from the beginning as I enjoy participating in fundraising and charity events. It’s very fulfilling to know how the society has already contributed to so many lives which brought everyone in the society great joy. After fundraising for SOS Africa independently, making the society meant our help could go even further and donations would be a continuous event rather than just the one.
Chloe Davies – Head of Fundraising
Hi!! I study Psychology, Sociology and English Literature. I work in a Play Scheme and plan to go to Bristol University next year :D My major hobby is my job in the Play Scheme where I initiate play activities for children in the school holidays. I don’t really dislike many things but my major flaw is correcting people’s grammar.
I knew it was a worthy cause to raise money for SOS AFRICA. I have the time and dedication to raise large amounts of awareness and money for the cause. The idea that I can change a young person’s education is very fulfilling and we as a society will aspire to achieve that. I feel very privileged to be involved and improving a child’s life is the best gift we could possibly have.
Natasha Jenkins – Secretary
Hi, My Name is Natasha and I'm the secretary of The SOS Africa society. I'm currently 16 and I take Sociology, Psychology, Religious studies and English Literature at Gower College Swansea. I enjoy reading, writing, singing and messing about with arts and crafts when I can. In the future I hope to go to university to study Religious Studies and Anthropology to become a Religious studies teacher and travel the world observing religion and its effects on people and society. I like books, music and cream soda. I'm not that fond of spiders or mannequins. They really creep me out!! :s
I'm generally a quiet person but once you get to know me I'm hardly ever quiet. I'll give almost anything a go and I hope that I can be of good use to the rest of the SOS Africa Society team in any way I can.
The thing that attracted me to SOS Africa was the fact that we could see the changes that our money can make in the children’s lives on a personal scale. I think it's important that the children are given an opportunity to show themselves as being an individual. And to personally see their progress and achievements in education as well as generally growing up into being themselves is something really special. What's really exciting to me is seeing that they have as many chances in life as anyone else. Through SOS Africa, I know that the children are getting an education, with skills that will help them go further in life and the chance to become whatever they want to be.
Ffion Kehrein – Head of Social Networking
Hello there, my name is Ffion and I am 17 years old. I am currently In my second year of college (Gower college Swansea), where I am studying English literature, Sociology, Health and Social Care and Welsh Baccalaureate. I am also doing a counselling course, which I really love and hope to put it into practice in my future career. I'm a relief receptionist in a leisure centre and also a waitress at a cafe. As part of the Welsh Baccalaureate course, we had to raise money for SOS Africa, and in my group we managed to raise about £300. As it was for a such a good cause, I thought it would be amazing to take part in helping under privileged children experience a life that most of us take for granted. The best thing about SOS Africa in my opinion is knowing that we are making a difference in an underprivileged child's life, so they can have a brighter future.