Teenagers from Berkhamsted help the people of remote town in northern Kenya

Berkhamsted teenagers and the people of Wamba.
Berkhamsted teenagers and the people of Wamba.

A group of 16 to 18-year-olds travelled to remote northern Kenyan town Wamba after helping to pay for a new water pipe to be installed there.

The excursion came after more than 18 months of planning meetings and events to raise money for the Wamba Community Trust.

The charity – launched by coordinator of Berkhamsted’s Swan Youth Centre Clare Muir in 2005 – helps improve education and health while preventing poverty in the Kenyan town.

Teen Megan Smith said: “It was an amazing experience, which has left me with memories I will cherish forever.”

The group took 17 suitcases with them which were rammed full of clothes, rugby shirts donated by Tring Rugby Club and loads of football shirts courtesy of KitAid.

To learn more, click here or email clare.muir@swanyouthproject.com