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North Devon school pupils back from Ugandan adventure

PUBLISHED: 09:00 28 July 2016

Braunton and South Molton students at Kira Farm's guest house in Uganda.

Braunton and South Molton students at Kira Farm's guest house in Uganda.

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South Molton and Braunton pupils have returned from a trip to Uganda with Barnstaple charity Amigos.

A group of school pupils have returned home from a life-changing trip to Uganda with a North Devon charity.

The 24 students and three teachers from South Molton Community College and Braunton Academy stayed at Kira Farm Development Centre, run by Amigos Worldwide.

They were welcomed with traditional dances from the young people studying at Kira Farm and were given a tour of the farm where they helped milk the goats.

The students worked alongside the Kira Farm trainees building a rainwater harvesting jar for a family so that the mother and children no longer have to get up at 5am to fetch water.

Other activities included meeting their sponsored children, helping with day-to-day farming and even enjoying a river safari and game drive.

Ben Pike, from South Molton Community College, said: “I’ve experienced a culture and lifestyle that I could never comprehend or learn from a textbook in a geography class.”

Lauren Huggins, from Braunton Academy, added: “I never expected to meet people so grateful for so little, the students at Kira Farm are the happiest and most lively people I have ever met.”

To find out more about the charity visit www.amigos.org.uk

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