Three Motherwell students are set to embark on an African adventure this summer when they volunteer at a school in Ghana.
Shanice McNaught, Heather McKune and Caitlin Whitelock , friends from their time at Dalziel High, will link up with Original Volunteers in Mpraeso this July.
Social sciences student Shanice said: “We have always wanted to go to Africa, and decided it was time to get organised.
“We have a friend who was with Original Volunteers so we knew they were safe, although it still took us a few days to decide, it gave us the confidence to go for it.”
Music student Caitlin added: “Looking at all the options available we decided this could be the most beneficial.
“Of course we won’t actually be teaching the children, but we all have skills we can pass on such as music, and just spending time and playing with them can make all the difference.”
The girls have paid for the trip out of their own pockets, but are hope to raise much needed funds for the school.
They’ve organised a car boot sale in Glasgow this weekend and on Saturday, April 5, are holding a race night in St Bernadette’s Hall.
Maths student Heather said: “We have already paid our own way there, but are now looking for donations to help the schools.
“WH Smith has agreed to supply us with a load of stationery and businesses are coming on board with raffle prizes for the race night.
“We have also been given donations of signed items from the likes of Celtic and Barcelona which we were delighted to receive.”
A signed Barcelona top will be on display in the window of Creighton’s in Muir Street, owned by Shanice’s aunt Margo, where all donations can be handed in.
Shanice said: “We are really excited, it will be an experience for us.”