School’s mercy mission to help the sick and the needy in Africa

Students from Trinity Academy prepare to climb Mount Mumpu during their working trip to Zambia.
Students from Trinity Academy prepare to climb Mount Mumpu during their working trip to Zambia.

Six youngsters from Trinity Academy have returned to Doncaster after a trip to help the poor and sick in Africa.

The group, pictured during their trip, spent two weeks carrying out home-based care for the elderly, getting involved in building projects and working with orphans with HIV in Zambia.

Trinity pupil Abigail Hepworth, who took part in the project, said: “You see things on television about poverty in Africa but when you get there you realise it’s a daily reality.

“We saw clear examples of malnutrition and children queuing up for a meal that was the first they’d had in two days.”

Abigail hopes to return to Africa one day after training as a teacher.