Ebola raises district concern

North Okanagan-Shuswap School District board has given approval in principle to a trip to Ghana in March.

With an Ebola outbreak in parts of Africa, the North Okanagan-Shuswap School District board has given approval in principle to a proposed student trip to Ghana in March.

The trip, which includes building a school, is part of Me to We’s efforts of youth making a difference in the world.

Director of instruction Wendy Woodhurst, one of the trip organizers, says there are already 15 students who are interested in going on the trip and who have started fundraising.

“Hopefully school will soon be back in and we can see if there are others who would like to join in,” adds Woodhurst.