Monique’s mission is to help less fortunate

Monique Power is off to Africa. Picture: Jon Hewson
Monique Power is off to Africa. Picture: Jon Hewson

She plans to stay in Ghana for 11 weeks and organised the trip through Better Life Aid and Tours.

Ms Power will travel on her own and will live with an African family. As well as her work with children, she also plans to work at an environmental centre and with animals.

‘I love travelling and in Ghana I wanted to work, not just backpack,’ she said.

Ms Power said a friend visited Africa when she was 16-years-old and shared her experiences.

‘Ever since then I wanted to go, her stories were incredible,’ Ms Power said.

It was not until her friend Caris Read lost her father Sean in March, that Ms Power found the motivation to plan her trip.

‘Life is short’