Grace ap­peals for your sup­port for Nicaragua trip

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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

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