5th Dec, 2016

Adventurous students fly out to Mexico to build two houses for vulnerable families

Aisling Kiely 25th Jul, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

A TEAM of ten adventurous students from Grace Academy have reached for spades and shovels to built two houses for less fortunate families in Mexico.

The industrious students each raised £1,570 to go on the eleven-day trip to transform the lives of two Mexican families living without electricity, running clean water, or access to a fridge, car and telephone.

The new houses in Tijuana were built to help keep families together who can’t provide adequate housing for their children.

Jaden Carter, who has shortly returned from the trip, said: “Before I went to Mexico I knew very little about poverty but now I understand the extent to which people in poverty live.

“We were told about poem called lacking, it spoke about how the people where we build the house feel like they don’t lack anything.

“This has stuck with me as in the western world, we seem to have everything and still want more.

“I’m very proud to have been a part of Build Hope Mexico 2016 and I’m very proud of what we have accomplished.”

The students also had the chance to meet families and learn about how they can change their own lives to have a positive impact on people around them who are in real need.