Stacey sets her sights on Tanzania

EXCITED: Stacey Strachan will spend two weeks in East Africa this summer. 'Picture: Arran Morton
EXCITED: Stacey Strachan will spend two weeks in East Africa this summer. 'Picture: Arran Morton

A BUCHAN trainee teacher is preparing for a once in a lifetime trip to Tanzania.

An initiative from charitable organisation ‘Time to Educate Africa’s Children’ (TEACH), Aberdeen University Stacey Strachan will join a group of 20 on a two-week trip, designed to help Western teachers engage with the African lifestyle.

The group will take part in a variety of tasks to help on the building

Stacey has been on a mission to raise the £2,000 needed to provide vital tools and materials since she signed up for the trip last October.

Stacey has always wanted to be a teacher, and is currently getting some hands on expereince through a work placement at Ellon Primary School.

“I’ve always wanted to be a teacher,” she says. “I used to go to highland dancing and karate when I was younger and really enjoyed helping the younger kids.”

Stacey has raised about £900 so far, thanks to sponsors from colleagues and customers at Peterhead’s Co-op, where she recently stopped working after four years to focus on her studies.

She also organised a bingo tea at Buchanhaven Hearts Club in Aberdeen University student Stacey Strachan has been working hard to raise funds to help build a school for children in the East African country.