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African mission for student
2:50pm Tuesday 8th January 2013 in News
A WEYMOUTH mum is broadening her horizons by helping to rebuild a school in Ghana.
Holly Gardner will fly to Africa in April to help construct a rural secondary school.
The 22-year-old, mum to six-year-old Kayden, is currently studying for a BA in social work at Bournemouth University.
The tasks she will be undertaking to build the school include painting, plastering, brick work, wood work, tree planting and other construction tasks including building a playground.
Holly, who is temporarily living in Bournemouth while studying, needs to raise £1,500 by February 1 for the materials the group needs to rebuild the school.
She said: “I never thought I’d get an opportunity like this or have the capability or determination to succeed in life.
“Now that I have begun my journey to make a better life for me and my son I want to squeeze all the opportunity I can out of the three years I am at university.
“I believe this experience will not only benefit the people of Ghana but will also open my eyes to the poverty and struggle these Ghanians face every day.”
Sponsor Holly at raise2give.com/ghana-2013/holly- gardner/?fdfundraiserid=1490