Laura is game to help

The Edith Cowan University Joondalup student will travel to the KwaZulu-Natal region in northeast South Africa in January 2016 for two weeks with Reach Out Volunteers.

�The first week we will be building new classrooms, play equipment, water catchments and soup kitchens for the local communities, and the second week, we will be tracking endangered rhinos, working at reptile centres and visiting game reserves,� Ms Tyler said.

�I�ve seen so many documentaries and movies on the amount of poverty and malnutrition that I knew I really wanted to help.�

Ms Tyler hopes to raise $2500, which will cover the cost of the trip, but said any excess money will be used to buy resources for the communities and donated to the local conservation parks.

She said she was looking forward to the chance to help people in the local communities.

�They have so little, so the thought that I will be able to help them and put a big smile on their face really motivates and excites me,� she said.

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