Second year Geography student Gareth Taylor has recently returned from Siavonga, south Zambia, where he spent some time volunteering with nine other students.
His visit was arranged through the Swansea-Siavonga Partnership, set up by Christine Watson, manager of Discovery, a volunteer-led charity based at Swansea University.
The students involved themselves in an intensive programme of activities, which included teaching children in the local orphanage, painting the local hospital and delivering workshops on finance and literacy for some of the women living in the village.
Gareth said: ‘‘This was a once in a lifetime opportunity and the visit will stay with me forever. It was a joy to work with the local community and share daily living experiences with the people of Siavonga. I would like to thank the team at Discovery for the opportunity and encourage other students to take advantage of the programme in future.’’
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