Get a glimpse into life in the developing world with immersive experience in Brighton
Brighton will be visited by the Compassion Experience this week, which aims to educate people on the poverty children experience around the world.
A 70-foot mobile trailer created by child development charity Compassion UK, will allow people to experience the sights, sounds and smells of a developing country at Jubilee Square on Saturday and Sunday (April 13 and 14), .
The family-friendly experience will give visitors an insight into what life is like for some of the most vulnerable children in the world.
It will tell the stories of Sameson, a boy from Ethiopia, and Shamim, a girl from Uganda.
The event is free, and open to members of the public between 9am and 6pm.
Brighton resident, Izzie Lovering, who recently visited Ethiopia with Compassion UK comments: “The work of Compassion UK is life-changing for children living in poverty around the world. I was lucky enough to visit some of the education projects that Compassion runs for children in Ethiopia and saw first-hand the huge impact it is having in these children’s lives.
"It was a privilege to meet young adults who had been supported as children through different Compassion projects. Following my experience I’m really excited that the Compassion Experience is coming to Brighton, giving people the chance to step into a different world and glimpse how people live, even just for 20 minutes. I’d encourage everyone to visit.”
Justin Dowds, CEO of Compassion UK says, “The Compassion Experience brings the developing world to our doorsteps. When people think of poverty, they often think of the lack of material things, but actually, poverty is the lack of freedom to make meaningful choices. Poverty narrows children’s horizons and undermines their ambitions. Through our holistic child development programme, Compassion stirs hope in children. You can witness that hope coming to life through the Compassion Experience.”
The event is free, and open to members of the public. Booking is not compulsory, but if preferred, advance bookings can be made at: https://experience.compassionuk.org/experiences/book/37/