A LOCAL dance instructor and former student of Angus College is planning the trip of a lifetime to Kenya where she will be volunteering and working alongside some of the world’s poorest communities.
Jenna Swankie recently completed her HNC in Childcare and Early Education at Angus College and is planning to put to use the skills she learned from this course by volunteering in Kenyan schools and nurseries.
Over the course of the 20-year-old’s five-week visit she will be teaching local children to speak English as well as coaching sports and organising village events based around her experience as a dance and Zumba instructor.
The trip is being made possible by volunteering organisation Africa Adventure which specialises in projects for 18 to 25-year-olds in the developing world.
However, before Jenna can go she has to raise enough money to make this trip possible. Over the next few months she will be undertaking a range of fund-raising activities including hosting a Zumba dance-a-thon at the Angus College Family Fun Fayre in May.
Jenna commented: “I am really looking forward to this experience. I hope that my time there will help benefit the communities in some way and I am confident that the experience will teach me valuable life skills.
“Any donations towards to the trip will be greatly appreciated and I will be working hard over the next few months to reach my target.”