Yes join us as we spend 10 days walking in the shadows of 2,590m tall Mt. Longdio and trek across the floor of the Great Rift Valley right to the foothills of the visually stunning Crater Highlands. En route, you will also have the chance to visit Mt Kitumbeine. You will experience fantastic Maasai hospitality, stunning savannah scenery and opportunities for some superb wildlife encounters.
This is an expedition organised by Charity Challenges leaving on June 5, 2009 and returning on June 14. It is a fundraising event costing approximately £3400 inclusive of airfares, food, internal transport and the services of guides and support crew. Approximately half this sum will be donated to Friends of the Commonwealth to support its work .
Please advise us if you intend to go on this, so we can support you in your fundraising efforts and put you in touch with other participants.
Like to know more ? Call us on 020 7930 3783 or go to http://www.charitychallenge.com/expedition_details.jsp?id=959
COMMONWEALTH FELLOW JOINS DIABETES RESEARCH TEAM
Thursday 16 October 2008
Professor Emran Chowdhury from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, has been awarded a Commonwealth Academic Staff Fellowship to undertake a 6-month research project. Professor Chowdhury's research programme will allow him to acquire up-to-date knowledge of and expertise in diabetes, a disease of major health importance to Bangladeshis living at home and overseas.
Professor Mike Cawthorne, Director of the Clore Laboratory, expressed his delight at being selected to host the holder of this prestigious scholarship and commented: "Having Professor Chowdhury join the group gives us an opportunity to understand the impact of this disease in a poor country where few can afford modern Western medicines."
Professor Emran Chowdhury