CHARITABLE Woldgate College sixth form students have jetted off to Morocco to lend a hand to communities living in poverty.
The team of 17 students, aged between 16 and 17-years-old, are visiting the region of Asni in the High Atlas Mountains to work with the Asni Honey Project which aims to improve social and environmental conditions around Asni.
The village is off the main tourist trekking routes in the High Atlas so misses out on tourist income generation.
The project helps local families to produce honey to sell, helping them develop a more reliable income for the future, as well as running schemes such as improving access to drinking water and working against flooding and erosion.
To fund the trip and help the project, the Woldgate students had to raise £1,500 each which they managed through organising dozens of fundraising events in and around Pocklington.
A ‘Morocco Evening’ held at Woldgate earlier in the month raised £768 and the group wished to thank all who attended and donated.
Student Frances Warry said she was looking forward to the experience: “We’ve done a lot of fundraising things, such as bag packing and coffee mornings and we’d really like to thank everybody who has supported us.
“I hope we can do some good out there.”
The group particularly wanted to thank Yara UK Ltd who kindly sponsored the group £1,000 and Sainsbury’s for their support.
They left for Morocco on Monday and will return on Easter Monday.