Michaela Edgar of Romford prepares for Moldovan school building project with TEECH charity

PUBLISHED: 11:22 13 June 2012

Michaela Edgar (R) with her sister Amy during last year's project to renovate a school in Moldova

Michaela Edgar (R) with her sister Amy during last year's project to renovate a school in Moldova


A Romford student enjoyed her trip to Moldova last year so much she’s going back – to help renovate a school.

Michaela Edgar, 25, will travel out to the Eastern European state by plane and coach with the TEECH charity in August.

There she and her sister Amy, 22, will spend a fortnight helping build two bathrooms and a cloakroom, and sprucing up a kitchen and some classrooms in a school in Valcinet, western Moldova.

The sisters, of Erroll Road, took up a similar challenge last summer – and loved it.

“The atmosphere is fantastic,” said Michaela. “Last year the headmistress came back in tears because it was such a dream.

“Every day the local women were coming with food for us. You could see on their faces what they wanted for their children.”

Michaela, who studies primary education, said the school had a special need for bathrooms. “Nobody deserves to just have a hole in the ground for a toilet,” she said. “It’s nice that we can do that for them.”

The project is still looking for skilled workers to help out – including plumbers, electricians, builders and lorry drivers.

But everyone is welcome. “It’s anybody, really,” said Michaela. “They give you something to do.”

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