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Hometown man leads Zambia trip

Saturday, April 7, 2012
By theleader

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The Student-to-Student project allows six college students the opportunity to distribute humanitarian, medical and education supplies among villages and schools. Pictured is a typical school in Zambia. The Bear River High School National Honor Society annually sponsors the Chilubanama Middle Basic School and this year they prepared a care package to be delivered as part of the Student-to-Student Project


Jessica Tanner
Leader Assistant Editor

Jeff Merrell, the son of Glade and Suzanne Merrell of Tremonton, is a student at Brigham Young University. He is leading a trip to Zambia, Africa, in May 2012, for college student volunteers who will distribute thousands of humanitarian, medical and education supplies among villages and schools. They will also teach mini-courses and start micro-loan programs to increase entrepreneurship and innovation in these villages.
Merrell has been working with the Zambia’s Scholarship Fund charity, based out of Bear River City, since the Bear River High School National Honor Society began sponsoring it in 2006.
After graduating from BRHS in 2007 he went on an LDS mission. However, when he arrived home he said, “I felt useless.” So he decided to get involved. He contacted Peggy Rogers, the president and founder of the charity, to see how he could help.

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