Slum Survivor Success

Last weekend saw over 50 youth camp out in our church gardens as part of the Slum Challenge - "I am Somebody", raising money for the Street Child World Cup taking place in Brazil.

Slum Survivor

Organised by our ecumenical youth project The Beacon Community Trust, the youth built their own slum out of wooden crates and cardboard and then camped out for two nights in the wind and rain. During the weekend they were set challenges to walk to fetch their water, rebuild their slums and eat just small portions of rice and Brazilian stew. It was a challenging experience that would open their eyes to the plight of street children across the world.
On the Sunday morning the youth led an ecumenical communion service with the three churches in Linton joining together to support the event. Some of the youth shared their testimonies about how the slum experience had changed and challenged their views on poverty. There was a passionate plea from one of the youth to take action to get children off the streets in third world countries and many were moved and challenged.

Slum panorama
It was great to see the impact of the event on the lives of the young people and to see the three churches working well together to support and put on the event.
The event has now been featured in the Cambridge Evening News which you can find by clicking on this link.
If you would like to donate to the Linton ‘I am Somebody’ appeal, you can do so by visiting this Just Giving page.

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