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Students raise £1,000 to provide clean water in Kenya

Care students at City College Brighton and Hove have recently handed over a cheque for £1,000 from various fundraising activities to Nememiah Construction Ministries UK which is doing vital work to help people in Turkana, Northern Kenya. The charity’s project is called ‘More than Water’, the aim of which is to purchase a new rotary water drilling rig to provide drinking water in remote villages.

John Harrison, Chairman of Nememiah Construction Ministries UK, says:

“In many situations in Northern Kenya, access to clean water can mean the difference between life and death. Here, clean water’s on tap and we don’t even give it a second thought whereas there, they have to walk 5 km to get water before they can go about their daily business. What the students have done for us is fantastic. Thanks to these kinds of fundraising efforts, the rig can now hopefully be purchased later this year and be shipped out to Kenya.”

Tutor Ruth Eaton says:

“I’ve a great deal of respect and admiration for Nehemiah Construction Ministries as the volunteers are doing great work out in Kenya. Every penny of the money raised goes towards providing better facilities and the Kenyans are being trained to operate the drilling rig and at the same time gain construction skills which can be passed on in the wider community. The Charity has a visionary approach and believes that in working alongside the local villagers, there will be long term benefits which will be sustained.”

For media enquiries, please call Brian Bell, Marketing Communications Officer, on 01273 667788 Ext. 488 or email bb1@ccb.ac.uk website www.ccb.ac.uk

About City College Brighton and Hove: Situated in the heart of Brighton, City College Brighton and Hove has become an international centre of vocational excellence. Every year 2,000 full-time, 10,000 part time, over 500 Higher Education and 250 14-16 year old students as well as many international and European students choose City College as their place of further and higher education training. In addition, the College provides training to over 2,000 businesses via its ‘City Business Skills’ department which focuses on employer training needs. Offering over 700 courses from basic level right through to business and postgraduate training, City College is working with its partners to develop the workforce of the future.

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