International Committee Activities

The principal aim of our International Committee is to support educationally-related projects in Africa, with the aim to support a long term and sustainable improvement to the well being of populations with scarce resources. Below is a quick look at some of the fund raising we do and the targets for money raised.

Forthcoming events:

Quiz & Chips Evening

Friday 24th November 2017
7.00 for 7.30 pm p
rompt start to quiz
Duffield Parish Hall
Tickets £13.50
(includes fish and chip supper)
Licensed Bar from 7:00p.m.

(don’t forget to bring cutlery and your preferred condiments)
Teams of 4

A Murder Mystery Evening

 ‘All Aboard for Murder’

by The Big Adventures Theatre Company

Friday 19th January 2018
7.30 pm
Duffield Parish Hall
Tickets £16.00 (includes fish and chip supper)
Licensed Bar from 7:00p.m.        
(don’t forget to bring cutlery and your preferred condiments)

Fun Wine Quiz

Friday 2nd March 2018
7.00 for 7.30 pm prompt start to quiz
Little Eaton Village Hall
Tickets £16.00
Licensed Bar
Tables of up to 12

The International Centenary Project – Girl Empowerment Ghana

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In 2018 this club is celebrating 100 years in Derby. To commemorate this achievement the International Service Committee has elected to work alongside Ghana Village by Village to empower village teenage girls and enable them to complete their secondary school education. All funding raised by our committee will be used to provide continuous mentoring  for the girls so that they will be free to concentrate on their education. This has started in Abenta and will migrate to adjacent villages as part of this programme to change the lives of 100 young women by 2018.

School Aid

We continue with our aims to collect unwanted books and educational resources in support of School Aid. The charity sorts out appropriate resources and sends them to selected schools in many African countries, e.g. Tanzania, South Africa, Ethiopia. So far six Derby secondary schools have participated in the scheme. Supported by the toy shop in the Intu Centre, The Entertainer, boxes of books are transported by them to their warehouse which is located near to the charity’s base in Buckinghamshire. This method of getting any collected materials to the charity makes the process quite straightforward. All we have to do is commit some time and fuel to collect the boxes from the school and deliver them to the toy shop. If you know a school in the area that has surplus or redundant books – or other educational resources then please let us know.

Schools supporting this scheme to date include: Murray Park Community School, Littleover Community School, Eggington Primary School, John Port School, Derby High School, Merrill College and Derby Moor.