Hatfield student prepares for Zimbabwe community work
PUBLISHED: 10:00 05 October 2014
A student hairdresser from Hatfield is preparing to venture to Zimbabwe, where she will help an impoverished community.
Kellie Saul, 18, of Northcotts, who has just finished her college course, will travel to Bulawayo this month, and work there until Christmas for the charity Progressio ICS.
Her primary role will be to teach people how to avoid the deadly disease, but she will also work in practical projects discussed with the community.
She told the WHT: “I wanted to travel but not just for me.
“I wanted to do something important.
“There will be a lot of manual labour involved.
“After meeting with the local community the group of volunteers’ will discuss and decide with them what their needs are.
“The last group helped the community they were in build cooking stoves, but we don’t know yet what we will be doing until the meeting.”
She was chosen for the project after proving her initiative and dexterity in group tasks such as building a giraffe out of paper, without the use of her dominant arm.
She is still raising funds for the charity and the donations can be made at www.justgiving.com/kellie-saul