More Cape Bretoners among Red Tea contest finalists
Wednesday on a humanitarian aid trip with Global Brigades to Honduras. The group includes Ley’s father Dr. David Ley and several people from the Mayo clinic in the United States.
“ We will be helping doctors out assessing what is wrong with patients and doing educational things like teaching water sanitation, how to prevent getting sick.”
Ley said if they win the trip to Africa, they hope to work on clean water solutions and medical issues.
Volunteering is important to both of them, she added.
“It is the way it makes you feel, seeing someone that you helped and seeing that you made their lives a little bit better — changing the world in small ways, inspires you to do more.”
In high school, Ley and McMullin started a group at Dominion Elementary School which volunteered at the Glace Bay Hospital, were involved in peer tutoring and with Girl Guides of Canada.
While in Halifax, they are leading a group of girl guides, are student advisers to the dean of science, are active in the international students group and started a chapter of Global Brigades, the world’s largest student lead humanitarian aid group.
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The team of Glace Bay native Marissa Ley (left), 18, and Chantelle McMullin, 19, Gardiner Mines, both science students at Dalhousie University in Halifax, is among the 10 finalists in the Reach Out With Red Rose Tea contest. The winner receives an opportunity to embark on a volunteer experience in Kenya.