Thursday, 23 September 2021

Teenager volunteers for three months in Indian village

A TEENAGER from Henley spent three months working in a rural Indian village.

Elliot Seward, 18, signed up for a volunteer scheme after completing his A-levels last summer.

He had to raise £800 in advance which he did thanks to donations from friends and family — he lives in Lambridge Lane with his father Chris, who is retired, mother Mary, who works in retail, and sister Lucy, 20.

Elliot was one of six British volunteers to go on the trip, which was organised by the International Citizen Service.

He was assigned to a village called Pudukadu in the Tamil Nadu region. He said: “It was really remote, a two-hour bus journey from the nearest town and there wasn’t even a proper road.

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