Teenager is heading off to Africa

By Antony Clay | 16/02/2017

Teenager is heading off to Africa
Isobel Hague.

A TEENAGER has been given the chance to do volunteer work in West Africa.

Isobel Hague (19), of Oxford Street in Clifton, is off to work in Ghana through the International Citizen Service.

She will spend three months in the country later this year before going off to university.

Isobel now has to raise £800 through fundraising to get herself on the trip.

Isobel had to go through an assessment programme to get her place in Ghana and is now looking forward to working alongside other volunteers in classrooms, particularly supporting girls in rural areas.

Isobel said: “It’s amazing.

“I am trying to learn about the customs and culture of Ghana now so everything is appropriate when I go.

“To make the most out of my experience, I will be living with a generous host family and with the local people of Ghana. 

“To make this happen, I have to raise £800 and I will do this by doing lots of fundraising activities such as cake bake sales, dinner parties and a sponsored walk.”

Isobel will also be holding a raffle to raise funds and taking part in the £5 Challenge where she has to live on just £5 for five days to learn about the difficulties of poverty.

She said that she has been to Africa before as her family come from Morocco and hopes that her experiences in Ghana will help her when she starts a university course in Early Childhood Studies in September.

Isobel’s trip to Ghana starts on April 5 and she will return back to the UK on June 27.

Her JustGiving page is at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Isobel-Neshwa-Hague2.

The fact you are here means you are interested in what goes on in your town.

We want to continue holding local authorities to account, attending court and council meetings, as well as providing breaking news, competitions and offers – but it costs money. Online advertising does not cover costs, therefore we feel the need to ask for your help in ensuring we can provide the best possible coverage, online and in our printed products.
For as little as £1, you can support the Rotherham Advertiser – and it only takes a minute.
Click here to support local news.

Spotted something we should know about?

Call our Newsdesk on 01709 768146
Or email newsdesk@rotherhamadvertiser.co.uk
Message us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/TheRotherhamAdvertiser/