We would like to introduce you to a young lady who seems to be committed to taking privileges very seriously and has made a stand to help out some of those less fortunate
Meet Lucy (Loey) a 16 year old teenager with a good attitude.
Here is her story in her own words:
Hi, my name is Lucinda Dykes and I am 16 years old. In November/December of 2016 with some help from numerous supporters including Interaust Foods, I was lucky
enough to travel to Thailand and Laos with a group of individuals through a program called ''World Challenge".
World Challenge is an organisation that believes life skills, such as resilience, empathy and leadership are developed through real life experiences and they enable young people to develop these skills though powerful student-led expeditions to the developing world.
They organise educational expeditions to over 40 destinations around the world.
They create bespoke expeditions abroad, tailored precisely to our team's objectives, or you can choose from their range of pre-crafted itineraries.
In 2016 my group headed to Thailand and Laos for our expedit.
In Laos we lived in a remote village named Houy Khaung Village for 1 week and assisted them in installing a water system to provide the village with clean fresh water.
The village of Huoy Khaung is located north of Luang Prabang and their economy is predominantly farming and fishing. The village's population totals 411 and speads
across 84 families. Our expedition was broken into 4 phases with this being the ''community project phase''.
Our other 3 phasesincluded 2 treks, acclimatisation and rest and relaxation at the end of our expedition. In total it was a fantastic experience where we met a village made up of adults and children of all ages, we worked together to hopefully help give them a better water system.
This has been such a great experience that I would recommend to any year 11 student who might want to make even a small difference in someone else's life.
Hope you enjoy looking at some of the photo gallery we have uploaded for you.
Lucy, a very appreciative person of what we have here in Australia.
Post Script: Lucy worked and saved at least 1/2 of the $6000 she had to put towards her trip, the rest of the contributions came from family and friends including IAF.