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December Blog – Happy New Year!

First of all…Happy New Year!

I hope you had a great 2015 and will have a fantastic 2016.

From a personal point of view, 2015 was a life-changer for me. In February, the idea for The Compass Trust was created. 10 Months later, we are in South Africa, working with a school, providing leadership and sports coaching, as well as providing sports equipment.

As a celebration of this year, please take a look at the video we created 🙂

December has been a slow month. School finished for us in late November and does not return until January 13.

Lluis (Board Member) came out for an impromptu 10-day trip, which allowed some good time to relax. I have also recently moved from my apartment into a local backpackers to save some money as it’s starting to run a little short!

Although my bank balance may not be too healthy, The Compass Trust is looking strong. We are employing a teacher who will begin in February to provide Leadership Development classes.

Over the coming weeks, I will be working on the Physical Education curriculum and the plan for the PT side of things when I leave in June 2016. We have also been getting all our admin and forms in order so that our organisation can obtain PBO tax-exemption status within South Africa.

The new school year starts on January 13, and in the following weeks we will be choosing 5 students from each class in Grades 4-7 to undertake our leadership program beginning in February. We will also continue to look for funding.

I hope you all have a great New Year and send you my best wishes and love from South Africa.

Always good and love to all.

Matt

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