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Volunteering in Jamaica

Date Posted: 27/01/2015 | Posted In: Latest news

Each year a number of students choose to do voluntary work overseas before going on to University. One such student is Karisha Francis who is currently studying A level Law, Psychology and Performing Arts at QE. After her Gap Year, she hopes to go on to Birmingham City University to study Law and American Legal Studies.

Following her A Level exams in the summer, Karisha is off to Jamaica with Projects Abroad to work in an orphanage in Ocho Rios, doing general duties and helping with school work and extracurricular activities in particular. To fund her Gap Year she needs to raise £6000 and is organising a range of activities to do so. A recent cake sale in College was extremely popular and boosted her fundraising!

Karisha is drawn to Jamaica as she has some family there and says;

‘Having seen the poverty through the eyes of a local rather than a tourist, I just need to do something. It sounds cheesy but I really do want to make a difference even in some small way. In the orphanage there are not enough staff to give every child individual attention and affection. If I can do some good then it will all be worthwhile.’

If anyone would like to sponsor Karisha, please contact the College on 01325 461315.