Indian Night to raise funds for BSCS World Challenge trip

World Challenge - Indian Night

A student from Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS) is organising an ‘Indian Night’ to raise funds for the school’s 2011 World Challenge project.

Ahmed Hussain

Ahmed Hussain, who needs to raise nearly £3,000 to join the educational trip to Southern India, says the event will be “a myriad of fun, with creative and talented performances”.

On offer will be Indian henna tattoos, Bollywood dancing, a colourful fashion show and a chance to win some great prizes in a raffle.

Food lovers can indulge in cuisine made from exotic spices and authentic ingredients especially prepared for them using traditional methods. The freshly-made meal consisting of starters, curries and Indian sweets (served in a buffet) is described as a “truly unique feast” and is included in the £15 entrance charge.

There will be a carefully chosen wine list and a choice of three bottled beers including Cobra and Kingfisher, all the way from India.

“Get prepared to enjoy the history, beauty and elegance of India”, enthused Ahmed in a letter to The Journal.

The event takes place from 6pm to 9pm on Friday 18th March at BSCS, Fiddlers Wood Lane.

For more details please contact Ahmed via email at or phone the BSCS office on 01454 868840.

Previous fundraising events staged by BSCS World Challenge students have included a comedy show starring local impressionist Paul Burling (organised by Emily Baber) and a Battle of the Bands contest (organised by Sam Beaumont and Joel Ip).

Ahmed tells us more about the planned World Challenge trip

For World Challenge, we have been tasked with raising a total sum of £2,995 each (not a simple task for mere 16 and 17-year-olds!) in an opportunity to go on a once in a lifetime trip to India. There, we shall be participating in charity work and a project in the southern Indian state of Kerela.

The project includes helping a local primary school in the rural area and trekking across tropical landscapes. Although the project is not fully confirmed, we will be getting our hands dirty and helping to renovate the school by building a new toilet, painting rooms and if we are lucky, hopefully get to teach a little bit of English!

In the process we hope to socially interact with the local population, learn what independence really means and experience a brand new culture vastly different from our own.

I can assure you it NOT a holiday but a great working opportunity for me to learn and hopefully make a difference.

The success of the Indian Night depends on your generosity, so please do come as we assure you that your eyes, taste buds and heart will be won over!

World Challenge training

Photo: Ahmed and his friends on a practice expedition preparing and training for India.

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