A couple of local college students are taking up an opportunity to open their eyes, and hearts, as they lend a helping hand to a Fijian village.
Lake Country residents Sasha Wams and Taylor Kirby will join Volunteer Eco Students Abroad (VESA) for a trip to Fiji June 7 to 22.
“Sasha and I decided to go on this trip because it allows us to not only help a community but also learn about the culture by living with them,” said Kirby.
“We will not only be able to help build a school but we will also be allowed to better the lives of children in the community by teaching them English and proper hygiene.”
Wams is from Vernon and currently living in Winfield as she attends her second year at Okanagan College – Kelowna Campus, where she is working towards a sociology and psychology degree. After completing her two-year degree she will be transferring to UBCO, where she will finish her bachelor’s degree.
Kirby lives in Winfield and is currently in her third year at UBCO, enrolled in a bachelor of arts, majoring in psychology.
The pair are hoping the community will help the working students afford the trip.
Anyone interested in supporting the cause can visit http://www.gofundme.com/5g6dog