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Adam helps polio project in Sierra Leone

Ex-CRGS pupil Adam Wright with some of his co-volunteers and residents of the village of Makeni in Sierra Leone. (s)

Ex-CRGS pupil Adam Wright with some of his co-volunteers and residents of the village of Makeni in Sierra Leone. (s)

A Wilpshire man, who is part of the International Citizen Service Programme, recently spent three months volunteering in Sierra Leone.

Adam Wright, a former CRGS sixth form pupil, was based in the village of Makeni and came across a polio camp on the outskirts of the village, which housed families living with the disease and facing prejudice from their local community.

Adam said: “Polio sufferers are harassed due to their disability and as a result, live separately and receive no financial support from the government to maintain their homes and camps.”

Adam and his fellow volunteers are trying to raise £2,000 to help the families they met. They aim to help reduce the divide within the community by bringing people together to play and watch football and other sports. For more information or to donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/mabentehpoliocamp

 

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