Currently based in: Cape Town
Keeps busy with: developing the This Better Work career guidance project, leading guided motorcycle tours around Southern Africa, flying gliders at the Cape Gliding Club, restoring motorcycles, cheering for the Vancouver Canucks.
Adventure motorcycling experience: Vancouver to Cape Town, 30000km on a KLR 650 (2007), Cape Town to Angola, 14000 km on an Africa Twin (2013), lots of k’s on British Columbia forestry roads on a KLR 650. Many rides into Namibia, Botswana and around Southern Africa.
Current bike/s: Honda Africa Twin - XRV 750, Honda CB 650
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Andrew has 22 years' youth development experience in South Africa, England and Canada. In addition to a Master of Divinity degree from Regent College, Vancouver, Andrew has an MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. Andrew founded the Youth Hub in 2012 and is currently working on its latest youth development project - This Better Work.
The This Better Work project brings a fresh approach to the career guidance conversation. In addition to helping young people grow in self awareness we help them engage with some of the key global challenges identified by the UN and World Economic Forum. In doing so we hope to mobilise young people to help solve key challenges facing our global community, and in so doing find meaningful, better work.
Andrew founded Ride Down South in 2016 with a small fleet of Honda Africa Twin motorcycles and runs guided tours around the Cape Peninsula, Southern Africa - and sometimes as far as Kigali ...
Bio: @HarringtonAndy:I believe in idealists, the pursuit of justice with all its implications and that a kind word opens the heart. I also fall of my snowboard. CEO at thewellspringfoundation.org
Currently based in: Vancouver
Keeps busy with: Leading Wellspring which means spending a lot of time in airborne metal tubes, snowboarding [when it snows!], cycling and hiking, writing and speaking to people across Canada about justice and poverty issues, playing guitar and cheering for Leyton Orient (I know, you’ve never heard of them right?)
Adventure motorcycling experience: Well, I did ride 10,000Km from Cape Town to Kigali in 2015. Or was that just a dream?
Current bike/s: A 2008 KLR 650
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Andy has over 30 years of leadership experience in youthwork and development, having taken part in work in over 17 countries during his time with Youth For Christ and Wellspring. He moved from the UK to Canada in 1999 to lead YFC in Vancouver and transitioned to the leadership of Wellspring in 2012. Andy has a passion for the marginalized and for education and has a missiology based MA from Cliff College UK.
Wellspring is focused on providing quality Christian values based education in Eastern Africa. Currently working in more than124 schools, with over 3,300 teachers and 175,000 children, as well as training educational leaders from across the region. Our desire is to see the creation of vibrant school communities that bring personal and systemic transformation. Working closely with governments and at the grassroots, Wellspring is uniquely placed to be a catalyst for transforming education for hundreds of thousands of African children and fostering vibrant communities that address poverty in all its forms.