Students jet off for West Africa charity mission

Students jet off for West Africa charity mission

by Henry James (July 2022)

A GROUP of School of Medicine students and staff from West Lancashire College in Skelmersdale have  headed off on a volunteering expedition and trip of a lifetime.

The trip was made possible following a year of fundraising events to help them on their way to Ghana.

When in Ghana, the team will work alongside local people to renovate a primary school to provide a safe and comfortable environment for the children to learn in.

There will also be the opportunity to plan and deliver Mathematics, English, Science and Art lessons to the Ghanaian pupils.

As part of their planning the team have worked with local businesses and sports clubs to provide donations of educational resources, toys and clothing. These donations include a large amount of sports equipment and kits donated by Premier League side Everton FC.

Trip leader, Leonie Darby, head of A Levels at West Lancashire College, said: “We are excited to learn about new cultures and work with the young people in Ghana.

“Many of the students will be really out of their comfort zone, but this immersion in a different culture will provide life changing experiences they will never forget.”

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