Expedition Leader, Physical Training Instructor, UK Expedition Training and Preparation
Jason was born in Hertfordshire England in the home counties. After graduating from University, he spent some time abroad working and travelling. On his return to the UK he joined the fitness industry where he became a successful general manager, instructor and personal trainer and now has over 18 years’ experience in the fitness industry.
During his time in the fitness industry he found himself drawn to working with children and young people and in 2001 decided this was where his real passion lay. Since then he has worked with young people of all ages and needs, he has 10 years’ experience with young people with Autism and EBD and is able to use PECS and makaton sign language.
In 2007, he started work with the Foyer Federation as a project worker with young homeless people. Shortly after this he met Angus Wingfield and shared the same passion for working with and developing young people in the context of international learning expedition programmes. Jason understood immediately the value of these learning expeditions to South Africa. He took part in the 2008 expedition to South Africa as an Assistant Leader and is now a full leader for Africa Wild Trails and Wild Trails International.
Jason fell in love with South Africa immediately, but more so could see the positive effect it had on the young people he had taken. In the short time, they were there the young people really came to understand the importance of conservation, both back in their own country and South Africa. And also, the deep self-learning that only a diverse programme like these can achieve.
Since that first trip, Jason has strived to include young people who might not otherwise have the chance to experience this adventure which is life changing for some and life-enhancing for all.
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