A PLUCKY teenager from Windygates is preparing to embark on the advenure of a lifetime – with a little help from her friends.
Hannah Mosley (17) – a sixth year pupil at Kirkland High School – has signed up to become a volunteer at an orphanage in the heart of Ghana.
If she can raise the £2200 cost of the five-week trip she’ll be teaching maths and English to over 80 children in West Africa from next June.
“I’ve travelled as far as Canada before but was met by someone there,” she told the Mail.
“I’ll be going to Ghana completely by myself and staying with a local Ghanian family.
“I’m scared about that and about eating the local food – but I’m also excited about the experiences I’m going to have out there.”
Hannah, who hopes to train to become a police officer in the future, is currently a volunteer youth worker, and the thought of helping children abroad held instant appeal.
So far, she has raised almost half the funds through events such as a sponsored silence at school.
On Saturday, she held a sponsored walk across the Forth Road Bridge – wearing her pyjamas!
So far local companies, such as East Fife FC have donated goodies for future raffles and Hannah is appealing for others to contribute.
Meanwhile, she’s still trying to come to terms with the fact that her chances of getting a 3G mobile signal in the heart of Ghana look increasingly hopeless.
She laughed: “It’s really hard for me to be off my phone!”
For more information, visit www.gofundme.com/volunteerworkinGhana.