Among the group which travelled to Kenya in April were Tayler Vick

Group helped build school in Kenya

Nine young people and six adults from Sylvan Lake took part in an 11-day EF Education First voluntour to Kenya in April.

BY KELSEY WILSON

Nine young people and six adults from Sylvan Lake took part in an 11-day EF Education First voluntour to Kenya in April.

Participants experienced life in rural Kenya, partaking in activities such as a water walk with a local mama, Swahili lessons, a safari (complete with zebras, warthogs, elephants, and lions, to name a few), and many more cultural activities.

One of the most memorable experiences in this whirlwind trip, however, was the volunteer work completed at a local school. The foundation was already laid out, and by the time our group left, the walls were built. It was hard work, and a very rewarding experience.

(Note: This was a community trip, and was not affiliated with Chinook’s Edge School Division.)

You may be asking: where are we going next?

This is a voluntour, and participants will help with a project ranging from digging a well, to planting trees and a garden, to helping build a medical clinic or school. The location is in the rainforest, on the Amazon River.

More information to come in September, but if you have any specific questions about the trip before then, please feel free to contact Kelsey at kb.wilson@live.ca.

 

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