Nurse’s mission to Ethiopia – Photo: Meryl is in pink.
While many people will be soon jetting off on luxury beach holidays, one local nurse is heading to Ethiopia on a charity expedition.
Meryl Green, 23, from Harpenden, will be taking her nursing experienceto Ethiopia as part of Project Harar which helps young Ethiopians with severe facial disfigurements [to] have corrective treatment.
Project Harar consists of European doctors and nurses who work alongside local Ethiopian staff to teach and share their knowledge with the local workforce.
Meryl will be using two weeks of her holiday entitlement to go on the trip which she will also be funding herself.
She said “I’ve always wanted to do charity work and travel with my job. I thought this charity was incredible. It will be great to pass on our knowledge. I’ve had a great education. I did my training at Kings College London; one of the top universities. I want to pass onmy education to those less fortunate”.
Meryl, a former pupil of RoundwoodPark School [class of 2009], works at a London hospital but has volunteered at St Albans hospital and care homes in Harpenden.
“I am very excited. It’s a big challenge but I’ll learn a lot. I am hoping to do something like this every year”.
She set off from Heathrow on Saturday May 30th .
Original article by Sophie Crocker in the Herts Ad.