University of Central Lancashire students on orphan mission

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Students from the University of Central Lancashire’s (UCLan) Burnley and Preston campuses have travelled to an orphanage in Morocco to work with and mentor disadvantaged children.

A group of eight first and second year students from the School of Education and Social Science are spending a week at the Agadir Orphanage Centre in Agadir working with children on team activities and games designed to build confidence and relationships.

They are also working with the centre’s staff to improve the facilities and encouraging projects such as interior design so that the children have a welcoming and vibrant environment to live in.

While in Morrocco, the students are organising fun days and fundraising events to recruit new volunteers and are setting up structured support programmes to help keep them.

They will continue their work through e-mentoring.