Alina is bound for Honduras
ACOLLEGE student will spend a year in Honduras, volunteering with less fortunate communities.
Alina Wolowczyk, of Bloomfield Close, Cheadle Hulme, has teamed up with the Project Trust, an educational charity which provides 17-to-19-year-olds with the chance to spend a year volunteering abroad, on projects involving social care, teaching and other activities.
Alina, a student at Xaverian College in Manchester, will spend a year teaching and helping in Central America and also hopes to set up sports activities for the pupils.
Now that she has been selected for the project, the 17-year-old needs to raise £6,200 by August 2019, in order to fund travel, support overseas, insurance, training and administration.
Alina, who studies Spanish, French, maths and further maths and grew up in a bilingual household, said: “I have wanted to undertake a project like this for a long time.
“When my mum was my age, she volunteered with the Project Trust in Namibia and, now that I am finishing college, I have been inspired to spend a year abroad volunteering as well.
“I have a twin brother called Adam, but we couldn’t be more different. He aims to go straight to university to study medicine.
“When I get back home I also aspire to go to university, but to study maths instead.
“Honduras is well known for its high crime rate, however projects like the one I will be doing are helping to turn it into a better place.
“We place much more importance on education here than in Honduras. In my opinion, the education system here in the UK is brilliant and I am going to share our teaching methods and attitudes towards education when I go overseas.
“According to statistics from UNESCO, 219,573 adolescents were recorded out of education in Honduras in 2017. Every year this number is increasing.
“I intend to make classes more engaging and interesting so that more children will stay in school and understand the importance of education.
“Next year, I will mis my two dogs more than anything. They’re a little mischievous and I hope they don’t behave too badly while I’m away.”
To donate to Alina’s project, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlinaWolowczyk.