Farleigh Further Education College students transform Bulgarian orphanage
STUDENTS from Farleigh Further Education College have returned from a trip to Bulgaria where they helped transform the environment and gardens at an orphanage.
The 12 young people gave up two weeks of their summer break in order to give the orphanage in Berkovitsa a much-needed makeover.
The 16 to 21-year-olds, who have a range of learning difficulties, helped plaster and paint walls, including creating images of Mickey Mouse and a Jungle Book scene to brighten up a number of corridors.
They also repaired swings in the grounds, refurbished benches, repaired wooden steps and repainted the entrance gates.
FREE home energy survey - BEAT THE ENERGY PRICE CRUNCH!View details
Call us on 01271 323309 and book your FREE home energy survey during December. Let us help you reduce your energy bills as well as your carbon footprint.
Valid until 20th Dec 2013
Consultation is completely free
No obligation and impartial advice
Contact: 01271 440974
Valid until: Friday, December 20 2013
The trip, which was part of a work experience initiative, also allowed the students to attend a careers seminar and take part in Bulgarian language lessons.
College principal Alun Muddocks said: "This trip has proved to be educational, life enhancing and inspirational for those who took part and has certainly made them all value the facilities at Farleigh Further Education College.
"They now really appreciate how fortunate they are to have a structured daily timetable, and everyday items such as washing powder and toothpaste readily available.
"We provide our young people with programmes of education, care, work experience, leisure and life skills and training within the community, to enable them to live as independently as possible."