'GoMAD' Senior School presentation 2018

On Wednesday 26th September Grosvenor’s Senior School welcomed the organisation 'GoMAD' (Go Make a Difference) to its William Moles Hall, as its founder - former GGS pupil Mr Graham McClure - delivered an informative and engaging presentation to in excess of two hundred pupils from years thirteen and fourteen.

GoMAD is an independent charity which offers people the chance to visit Tanzania, be involved with community development projects and make a difference in the lives of people who live there. Mr McClure founded the organisation in 2008 and has been travelling to Tanzania for over twenty years.

The main content of this year’s talk related to the trip which eleven of Grosvenor’s Year Fourteen pupils participated in with ‘GoMAD’ in July, along with thirty pupils from three other neighbouring schools. In preparation for the trip Grsovenor’s pupils embarked on a rigorous series of fundraising initiatives, contributing to a combined pot of over £23000 which was raised between the four participating schools and subsequently invested in a number of GoMAD’s existing projects in Tanzania, relating to a range of issues - from providing clean water, housing, health care, health education and general education through to growing maize, running a carpentry workshop, making re-usable sanitary towels and much more. 

Mr McClure also used his talk as an opportunity to promote next year’s trip which ‘GoMAD’ will again be running to Tanzania in July - once more inviting pupils from Grosvenor to attend and participate in such activities as mixing with locals, attending an African Church service, exploring the local area, watching the sun go down over Lake Victoria and participating in a sensational Safari experience through the magnificent Serengeti.

This is an incredibly worthwhile opportunity; as a result of Mr McClure’s talk, yet more of the School’s Senior pupils have expressed a strong interest in travelling to Tanzania next summer and are already in the early stages of planning fundraising events in order to make the dream a reality.

All at GGS would like to thank Mr McClure for giving such an engaging and informative presentation and we look forward to hearing more information about GoMAD in the future.

Go MAD's Graham McCLure, pictured with a number of Grosvenor pupils who joined him in Tanzania in July, during his return visit to the school in October.