A Linlithgow student set off for Uganda this week to spend a year teaching secondary school children.
Chloe Milligan (17) of Bailielands, will teach maths and science to pupils at the Children’s Sure House in Kiwangala.
The Children’s Sure House was set-up in 1993 and has provided more than 10,000 orphans with the chance of free education which otherwise they wouldn’t have received. It also provides housing for orphans on-site, adult literacy classes, support from agricultural projects including model farming, HIV/Aids sensitisation plus various other worthwhile projects.
Chloe applied to become a volunteer for Project Trust over a year ago and has since spent the time raising the necessary funds (£4950) through a variety of events such as quiz and race nights, two bag packing sessions as well as generous donations from family and friends, the local Rotary Club and various UK charities.
Chloe, who attended Linlithgow Academy, said she was delighted with her placement and is very excited to have the opportunity to understand a community overseas by immersing herself in it through living and working there.
Upon her return, Chloe will head off to St Andrews University next autumn where she will study biology.