James Brown volunteers as an instructor at his local Air Training Corp, spending over 6 hours a week supporting young people. He's also raised money to support a village in The Gambia, West Africa and travelled there to install a milling machine.
As a member of the ATC James developed his confidence and had experiences only available to people within the cadet organisation. Because the ATC had such a big and positive impact on him he decided to stay on to try and give the younger cadets the kind of experiences that were given to me and to try and develop and push them to make the most out of the opportunities that they have. Every cadet he's tutored has passed their annual exams, giving them promotion within the ATC and one step closer to their BTEC in public services. The squadron's drill squad also won the annual drill competition, competing against 31 other squadrons. He uses his A-level in physics to teach the cadets the principles of flight; creating his own lesson plans at home so the cadets get the best lesson he can give them. He's taught navigation skills, aircraft recognition, leadership skills, military drill and fieldcraft.
Not content with helping his local community James took on the challenge of helping a community in Africa. He raised funds by organising lots of events, inlcuding a sponsored leg wax! When they visited the village they experienced the seering heat and difficult conditions the villagers live in. The milling machine that he helped to install in the village of Gunjur has helped the women in the community tremendously. They no longer have to spend all day pound food grains which means that the girls can go to school and the women can go out to work, increasing the overall wealth of individuals and the village.
James Makes a Difference by devoting time and skills to create a positive impact on young people in his community Air Training Corp. He's made a difference to the difficult everyday living conditions for villagers in Afri