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College Student Set For Africa

Friday July 26 2013


Vincent Tshomba, Andrea Cooper, Katherine Mitchell, Kat Taylor, group leader Lydia Gill, Natasha Whalley, and Sarah Hogarth Vincent Tshomba, Andrea Cooper, Katherine Mitchell, Kat Taylor, group leader Lydia Gill, Natasha Whalley, and Sarah Hogarth


A BARNSLEY College student is set to spend her birthday helping to build a playground in Africa.

Sarah Hogarth, 19, has spent the last few months fundraising for the charity East African Playgrounds so that she can visit Jinja, Uganda, with 11 other students.

The students, from different colleges and universities, will build a playground designed by the community and made from locally sourced products, as well as teaching the local children sports, arts and crafts.

Sarah, who is studying art and design, has had to pay for her own flights and living accommodation and raise a minimum of £700 for the charity to take the trip.

The trip to Africa takes place between August and September.

Sarah, from Doncaster, said: “I am really looking forward to new experiences and seeing how people in East Africa live. I am very proud to be a part of this journey and cannot describe how excited I am to go to Uganda and start work.”

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Reply Posted by Aidan on Monday September 2 2013 at 18:38
instead of wasting money over there, why not put the money into something useful in Barnsley? there are plenty of places that could do with a playground around this town, half of the current ones are unsafe to use or have been demolished and not rebuilt. But oh well...