Grace appeals for your support for Nicaragua trip
A GAP year student is travelling to Nicaragua to volunteer to help some of the country’s poorest and most remote villages.
Grace Atha, 19, of Towers Road, Poynton, is fundraising for the trip in February, which is organised by Raleigh International and International Citizen Service (ICS), a government funded voluntary programme for young people.
She recently finished her A-levels at Poynton High School, where she was head girl.
She will be attending the University of Birmingham next September to read geography.
Grace said: “I will spend three months in Nicaragua living in a rural community, working alongside Nicaraguan and British volunteers. I will not know the exact nature of my project until I arrive in February. However, Raleigh’s work is focused on tackling issues of clean water provision, installing good sanitation practice, health and natural resource management. All of the communities that we are going to work in have requested the assistance of Raleigh International to help them achieve specific goals for their community.
“I am so excited and a little nervous to be part of such a fantastic project. Any contribution will make a real difference to the lives of people in developing countries, so please dig deep.”
Before she travels she has to raise £1,500 for Raleigh International.
As one of her fundraising projects Grace took the Living Below the Line Challenge, where her food budget for each day was £1 per person.
Visit www.justgiving. com/Grace-Atha.
●● Grace Atha is appealing for support to fund her three-month trip to help poor communities in Nicaragua, which she needs to raise £1,500 towards