Guide Megan Clifford, from Idle, will travel to Ethiopia to help children

Guide Megan Clifford (Photo: Telegraph & Argus)
Guide Megan Clifford (Photo: Telegraph & Argus)

A Girl Guide is heading to Ethiopia to develop educational projects for children in rural areas.

Megan Clifford, 16, is the only Guide from the district selected for the trip, organised by Girlguiding North East England in association with Link Ethiopia. She will join other Guides from across the North for the three-week trip in August.

“We will spend four days in the capital then we’ll travel to a village in the Gonder region of northern Ethiopia where we’ll be helping to build a classroom and toilet block,” said Megan, of Idle.

“We’ll also be helping to run a summer school. We’re working with the charity Link Ethiopia which focuses on widening education opportunities out there. The wider aim is to empower people to get themselves and their communities out of poverty. Education is the only way out of poverty in this village.”

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