Six-month Africa trip for Daventry teenager

MHDE-15-07-11 AFRICA JUL36 (2)'Pictured is Robyn Brazel ( 18 ), who will be going out to Africa, to do some volunteer work.
MHDE-15-07-11 AFRICA JUL36 (2)'Pictured is Robyn Brazel ( 18 ), who will be going out to Africa, to do some volunteer work.
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A TEENAGER from Daventry is getting set to head off to Africa where she will work in a orphanage for six months.

Robyn Brazel, 18, from Lang Farm, has signed up to head out to Ghana in January.

She will live with a local family and work in a kindergarten and orphanage.

Robyn said: “I’ve signed up with a charity – Lattitude – that is taking a group of 28 people from the UK and Canada out to Ghana.

“The British members of the team I’ll meet in November, but we won’t get to meet the Canadians until we get off the plane in Africa.

“We then get a week’s training to prepare us for what we’re doing, because we’re all going to be doing different things, and then we head off to our placements.”

Helping people is something Robyn has always wanted to do and was a reason behind her studying childcare.

Now she hopes to use her skills to help those in a less privileged environment.

She said: “I finished college about two weeks ago where I was studying childcare and I work at Busy Bees in Daventry at the moment.

“I’ve always been interested in helping people and then I watched something on telly where they were out in Africa.

“I’m young and I’ve not got anything to stop me going out there for six months.

“Plus, I’m hoping the skills I learn over there will also help me when I come back.”

To raise money to help with her trip, Robyn is doing a sponsored bungee jump on July 31.

She is also planning other fundraising events over the coming months.