A stockport student will be taking part in a Camps International expedition to Peru in 2018 in a programme to help improve the lives of some of the poorest rural communities.
Megan Glover is in a team of 10 people, and will be taking part in projects through Camps International aimed at combating malnutrition, helping to build a new school, and developing community facilities.
She needs to raise £4,500 to pay for the travel, accommodation and food, as well as all of the vaccines and equipment necessary for one person for the trip.
Megan, whose father is a member of Marketing Stockport, will be undertaking projects that include education, housing, healthcare & sanitation, food & water security, environmental protection and sustainable livelihoods. This will involve building a new classroom and community facilities, creating a communal greenhouse to provide vegetables all year round, replanting to offset environmental damage and deforestation, and digging irrigation channels to provide a consistent supply of water for people, crops and animals.
Why is this trip important?
- 54% of rural communities live below the poverty line
- 33% of under 15’s are employed rather than at school
- 18% are malnourished and lacking fresh fruit and vegetables.
17 years old Megan currently attends Aquinas College where she studies Music, Biology and Geography. She is a keen saxophonist and attends the Junior Royal Northern College of Music. She is also a keen young leader at her local Brownie pack, so an ideal career would combine both music and working with children. The trip to Peru is a great opportunity to work with children in the impoverished Peruvian communities, help improve their standard of living and understand their amazing culture.
How can you help?
In return for making a donation or sponsoring Megan, she will wear your company logo on her Camps International T-shirt while she continues to fundraise and take part in the expedition. Along the way, there will be plenty of photo’s and blog opportunities where your company name and logo will be featured. Find out more from Megan.