Gallery: Teenager spends six months helping some of the world's poorest children in Kenya

TEENAGER Abbie Ross has spent the last six months helping some of the world s poorest children. Abbie, 18, from Friday Bridge returned from Kenya a fortnight ago, where worked voluntarily in a primary school, a hospital and an orphanage. She said: I abso

TEENAGER Abbie Ross has spent the last six months helping some of the world's poorest children.

Abbie, 18, from Friday Bridge returned from Kenya a fortnight ago, where worked voluntarily in a primary school, a hospital and an orphanage.

She said: "I absolutely loved it. I found it very rewarding to be able to help people and I've become good friends with some of the other volunteers that I met out there."

Abbie saved up the money herself to fund the trip and also received donations from Wisbech Rotary Club and Wisbech Lions Club.


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She was also received some money for Neale-Wade Community College after receiving the school's Silver Jubilee award after writing to the school and explaining her plans.

Abbie travelled around Kenya but spent the majority of her time in Nakuru, which is 100 miles north west of the Kenyan capital Nairobi.

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She taught English, creative arts and PE to two classes of 60 children, aged eight to 14 in Kagato Primary School, looked after abandoned babies in a local hospital and also volunteered in the By Grace Disabled and Orphans Centre.

Abbie said: "I became interested in doing this because my parents have both done overseas voluntary work.

"I'm going to start saving money so I can go away and do some more overseas voluntary work elsewhere and then I hope to go to university in 2011."

n Send your Kids Are Alright nominations to Adam Lazzari, Cambs Times/ Wisbech Standard, 51 High Street, March, Cambridgeshire, PE15 9JJ or e mail adam.lazzari@archant.co.uk

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