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Norway’s charity teen to climb Kilimanjaro. A Norwegian teenager who’s spent two years at a British 6th-Form College is to spend her gap year doing something different. 18-year-old Mari Bondevik from Sogndal started studying at Ulverston Victoria High School in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in 2008. She took on a part-time job at at Walney Youth Club (WYC) in her last year, where she discovered the Passion for Jesus Charity (PFJ) which sends people to help in third world countries

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Norway’s charity teen to climb Kilimanjaro

Published on Friday, 6th August, 2010 at 13:04 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

A Norwegian teenager who’s spent two years at a British 6th-Form College is to spend her gap year doing something different.

Mount Kilimanjaro
Mount Kilimanjaro
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18-year-old Mari Bondevik from Sogndal started studying at Ulverston Victoria High School in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria in 2008.

She took on a part-time job at at Walney Youth Club (WYC) in her last year, where she discovered the Passion for Jesus Charity (PFJ) which sends people to help in third world countries

Bondevik got involved in projects regarding Tanzania and Uganda, and will soon be working in orphanages there.

“I’ve always wanted to go to Africa because I know we’re lucky, living here in Europe. I think an experience like that will change you as a person, and I want to go out there and see it for myself,” she tells the North-West Evening Mail.

Although she’ll be helping schools in Mwanza in Tanzania from the beginning of next month, that’s not all. She’s then off for a nine-day sponsored expedition to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of the charity.

Bondevik will also be working at a school and orphanage in Kampala, as well as helping PFJ set up a new school in the village of Buwasunguyi village near Mbale in Uganda before returning to Norway in December.

She will then return to Norway, where she will spend her time off until the beginning of the next college year. Bondevik also says she’ll be taking some time to visit her friends in England.

“I really like Barrow. Walney’s got the beach and everything, and then of course there are the Lakes. It’s a really nice part of the world to live in. I’ll definitely miss it because it’s been a great experience. I’ll always come back to visit my friends and all the people that I met.”



Published on Friday, 6th August, 2010 at 13:04 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: mari, bondevik, walney, youth, club, kilimanjaro, ulverston, victoria, highschool, barrow-in-furness, cumbria, sogndal, passion, jesus, charity, tanzania, uganda, mwanza, kampala, buwasunguyi, mbale.





  
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