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Volunteer trip to Africa for mum and son

Jayne Cook and son Noah Cook, 13, who are going to Uganda to volunteer in a school.

Jayne Cook and son Noah Cook, 13, who are going to Uganda to volunteer in a school.

A mum and her 13-year-old son are preparing for a three-week volunteering stint in Uganda helping out at a local school and hospital.

Jayne and Noah Cook, from Elland, is hoping to put some of her medical skills from the Yorkshire Ambulance Service to use.

Noah will be sharing his computer knowledge with the 400 pupils at the local school, which had only 40 children when it was first built in 2008.

Jayne said: “I researched it myself as it’s something I’ve wanted to do for a long time.

“We are stopping in a rural community close to Ntungamo, south of Uganda, at the Uganda Lodge.

“The area we’re going to has a lot of poverty.

“We will be doing play work, outdoor games, care-work, teaching and site maintenance.

“We will be taking school uniforms, shoes, pens, pencils and paper with us to give to the children.

“Hopefully Noah will realise how lucky he is and that having an X-Box One is quite a privilege!

“But he’s a kind person anyway so hopefully he’ll get a lot out of it.

“There are 35 volunteers going but we’ll be stopping in our own little complex.”

 

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