In June 2017, Kensey Lycett (19) received an award to help fund a trip to help disadvantaged kids in Kenya.

Kensey, from Dorset, has pursued her ambition to be a teacher and has recently completed her first year in primary school teaching at university. And while she is well on her way to achieving her dream, she was eager to go beyond the UK to gain further experience this summer by teaching disadvantaged young people abroad.

In Summer 2017 she travelled to Kenya working in two schools helping to improve and rebuild run-down facilities as well as teaching the children.

 

Kensey explained: “We helped with building work on the site for the new school, digging foundations and moving rocks as well as painting all the doors and windows at the school.

‘’It was an incredible experience to teach out in Kenya covering a range of different lessons. And as promised I shared my love of dance, by helping to create a dance that the whole school learnt and recorded. We also worked with the children to paint a mural that will be a lasting memory to our trip there.

“I learnt so much about the children and their lifestyle as well as developing so much more confidence! It was an eye opening experience and I am glad I went. It was great to be able to use my knowledge and experiences to be able to teach them in a way they wouldn’t usually be taught. It is something I will carry with me through the rest of my teaching.”