Boston Bar students head to Africa

Group will be helping people in Masai Mara on a development project

A group of dreamers from Boston Bar will take action to put those dreams into reality.

On June 30, seven teens and six adults will embark on an epic adventure of a lifetime.

“This trip is the final step in a four year odyssey,” said community trip leader, Michele Dekok.

Four years ago, some elementary students and their teacher were motivated to change the world, they started with small activities to raise awareness and funds.

After two years they had fundraised the money to build an entire school in Sierra Leone.

The group decided to travel to Africa and build another school themselves.

The group will travel through Amsterdam to Nairobi where they will spend a night at Kolping House a former nunnery. The next day they travel on through the Great Rift Valley to Salabwek, a small community in the Masai Mara. There they will live in a tent village and help the local people on a development project.

They will take Swahili lessons, collect water from the watering hole and work the build site daily.

They will also carry medical kits to donate to the community.

They are collecting zip lock bags filled with toothpaste, toothbrush, soap, wash cloth, first aid cream and band aids.

If you would like to create and donate some kits contact Michele Dekok at micmcintosh@hotmail.com or call 604-869-1514.

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