Siblings strive for challenge

Jordan and Courtney Fyfe are raising funds to participate in the next World Challenge. www.communitypix.com.au d423860
Jordan and Courtney Fyfe are raising funds to participate in the next World Challenge. www.communitypix.com.au d423860

The siblings will join 13 other Duncraig Senior High School students and two teachers from the school visiting Fiji for three weeks, undertaking a volunteer project that will significantly benefit a local community.

Some tasks could include working in an orphanage, teaching English, building a shelter or reforestation, as well as completing a difficult five to 10-day trek designed to challenge mental, physical and emotional capacity.

When team leaders from World Challenge visited Duncraig SHS last year, students were told about expeditions to Fiji or Tanzania.

Jordan and Courtney said they chose Fiji because this was the first time World Challenge would visit the country.

‘We want to experience the culture of a different country and to participate in a community project that hopefully will improve the lives of the villagers,’ they said.

Over the past 14 months, Jordan (Year 11) and Courtney (Year 10) have been working part-time to help cover the cost of the trip. They also participated in The Amazing Race held in Kings Park and Perth CBD, where they came second and won $200, held a sausage sizzle raising $375 and sold chocolates. Though they have also had some local businesses make donations, they are still a long way off their target of $6000 each. Their next fundraising project is a music quiz to be held on August 16 at 7pm in the Premier Suite at Arena Joondalup. Tickets are $10 with door prizes, raffles and auctions.

To book, call Todd Nicol on 0428 861 062 or Marty Power on 0402 824 886.