A once in a lifetime adventure awaits four young people from Wales as they travel to the other side of the world to volunteer in a foreign country – all for a brand new S4C series.
Iestyn Wyn Lewis from Llannerch-y-medd, Luis Miles Evans from the Vale of Glamorgan, Rachel Lewis from Pontardulais and Pwllheli’s Ceri Elsbeth Lewis will fly to Uganda in August where they’ll be filmed for the second series of Newid Byd (Change the World).
Over the past few months, production company Telesgop have undergone an intensive selection period to determine the four finalists.
“The four chosen candidates were chosen because they are enthusiastic and hard-working young people,” explains Mererid Wigley, Series Producer.
“I’m confident that they can respond to the challenge that faces them. I also hope their actions inspire more young people to follow in their footsteps and help others in their own communities.”
Rachel, Iestyn, Luis and Ceri will travel to Uganda next month where they’ll volunteer for three weeks, under the guidance of Arwel Phillips.
Once there, the four will assist in a number of important community projects to help improve the way of life for the locals. From building a goat shed to establishing a library, harvesting coffee and planting trees, the experience will give them a taste of Uganda’s culture.
During this once in a lifetime challenge, all four will work closely with charities including Dolen Ffermio, Size of Wales, Child of Hope, Pont and Fair Trade Wales. They’ll also focus on projects that will help communities in the Mbale region, East Uganda.
Newid Byd returns to S4C screens later in the year.
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