Kenya trip for Emma

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A Banchory woman is urging local people to help change the lives of children in Kenya, as she prepares to travel more than 7,000 miles to an African village to build a facility for vulnerable young people.

Emma Davidson will spend two weeks in Karatina to improve living standards in the Pavillion Village children’s home which is run by local pastor John Murage and his wife Agnes.

The facility houses 23 young people who for reasons such as illness, abuse or loss of parents due to HIV or Aids have found themselves seeking help at the centre.

Emma, who works as business and marketing coordinator at Glacier Energy Services, found out about the project through the Gathimba Edwards Foundation, a charity which she has already raised money for by competing in the Inverness 10k last year.

Former Banchory Academy pupil Emma commented: “When the Gathimba Edwards Foundation first visited the home in 2013 hardly any of the children were in education, there was no electricity and very little food.

“The charity has worked hard to improve the lives of these children, helping 15 of them get into school and ensuring they all eat three meals a day, but there’s still so much to be done.

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