Teens’ mercy mission

UNESCO 3 ' Alice Robson from Morpeth.  Community service with orphans and primary children at Noordoewer Settlement at Keetmanshoop in Namibia.
UNESCO 3 ' Alice Robson from Morpeth. Community service with orphans and primary children at Noordoewer Settlement at Keetmanshoop in Namibia.

TWO teenagers are among a group of globetrotters working on projects to help a range of communities in need.

Alice Robson from Morpeth and Kate Myerscough of Netherwitton have already visited a number of countries as part of their school’s link up with two international organisations.

Westfield Independent Day School for Girls in Gosforth successfully applied to join the UNESCO (The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation) associated schools network.

UNESCO works with 8,000 schools in 175 countries across the world in order to help children everywhere receive basic education.

The school is also a member of Round Square, a worldwide association of more than 80 schools on five continents which promotes understanding, personal development and responsibility through community projects, exchange programmes and adventuring.

Alice, 18, said: “Being part of these projects is allowing me to travel around the world and help others.

“We get the exclusive opportunity to be involved with two organisations which both make a big difference to those in need. I have already been to Thailand, Paris and, a personal highlight, Namibia.”

Kate, 17, has been working in India among other countries.

A visit to Westfield’s partner school, St Cyprian’s in Cape Town, South Africa, is planned for some of its students in the next few weeks.