Michaela and Amy Edgar of Romford help renovate Moldovan school

Two kind-hearted Romford sisters hopped over to Moldova to help renovate a school.

And thanks to the Recorder’s coverage of the preparations for their trip, they managed to recruit a third volunteer for the challenge – 18-year-old Aaron Higgs of Hornchurch.

The trio flew out to Valcinet, in the west of the eastern European state, in August with the charity Teech. They helped fit toilets, decorate playground shelters and a dining room, and install new sinks.

“The mayor of the town and the rest of the villagers were extremely welcoming,” said 25-year-old Michaela, of Erroll Road, who is studying primary education. “On one occasion we had several woman and children come into the school to help us paint.

“We left having completed our challenge and made a much needed difference to the lives of people in Valcinet.”

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If you would like to get involved in future trips, visit www.teech.org.

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