FOR the second year running, the Year 12 Leavers from the Margaret River Senior High School will embark on a humanitarian adventure to a third world country, East Timor.
The idea of the venture is to provide an alternative trip for Leavers, giving them the chance to do volunteer work abroad instead of the taking part in the usual Leavers party after their exams in November.
Last year was such a huge success the Lions Clubs of Augusta, Margaret River and Cowaramup and the Rotary Club of Margaret River have decided to support the trip again.
This year 10 students volunteered.
They went through a strict interview process and were briefed on what to expect when travelling to the country, including health, observing local customs, living conditions and security.
On the 17-day trip, the students will stay in basic accommodation and will help to build a volleyball court, erect and install playground equipment, supply old laptop computers and instructions, and teach English.
In all these activities they will be joined by local students.
MRSHS head girl Stephanie Kennaugh said, “I am so excited about this trip. I am really looking forward to experiencing something completely new and getting an opportunity to see first hand how other people really live in a third world country.”
The students leave November 21 and return December 7.
The trip organisers already have five laptop computers donated and seek another nine for the three schools they are visiting.
If you wish to make a donation, call Terry Hutchings on 0428 909 198.
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