We were delighted to welcome Tullow Oil employee Vicky Goodwin to Elmina last month. Vicky completed the whole of the Monster Triathlon last year, an amazing 5km swim, 550 mile bike ride and 45 mile run, helping the team to raise an incredible £270,000. James Crosland-Mills also joined Vicky on the visit – James joined the Monster Triathlon team as videographer and produced an amazing video for us documenting the Monsters’ travels from Scotland all the way back down to London.

After hearing so much about the work that Sabre is doing in Ghana we were delighted to be able to show Vicky and James around one of our completed Kindergarten complexes, two of which will be constructed this year with the funds raised by the Monster Triathlon. They were also able to see the impact that the teacher training programme is having inside the classrooms, and as usual our teachers did not disappoint. Here is what Vicky thought of their visit:

‘It was a privilege to be taken on a tour of two of the Sabre Trust Schools and see the classes in action. We had read and heard a lot about Sabre’s work whilst participating in the Monster Triathlon, but were still stunned by the wonderful learning environment that their model schools and Sabre-trained teachers provide. We can’t wait to see the new schools that are being built through the Monster Triathlon funds.  Thank you for having us!’

A huge thank you to Vicky and James for taking the time to come and visit us and for all of your support throughout the Monster Triathlon.