Local students honoured for Portugal, Sri Lanka trips - Nov. 8, 2018
BY DENNY SCOTT
Local students Sam Hubbard and Lacey Papple received the Travel Fellowship Award at Central Huron Secondary School’s convocation for their humanitarian efforts earlier this year.
Hubbard and Papple took a five-week cultural and humanitarian trip through July and August. The trip included stops in Portugal to work with the Re-Food charity and Sri Lanka to work in an elephant orphanage.
“They were two very different destinations,” Papple said. “We wanted to do something with children and animals, so we got to do both.”
Hubbard explained that, with the Re-Food charity, the two would help to package and distribute food to those who needed it.
“It was a unique experience,” she said.
Next, the two went to Sri Lanka to visit the Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage.
“It was a very different initiative,” Hubbard said.
The two have wanted to take a trip like this for some time.
“We’ve been friends for a few years and we just wanted to do it together and travel together,” Hubbard said. “We get along well.”
The experience was an unforgettable one, Papple said, and suggests others take advantage of it.
She said her best suggestion was to budget well.
The two thanked the McCall MacBain Foundation, which made the trip possible.