Ex St Peter’s College pupils Jessica Hardegger and Lucy Barron are living up to the school motto of “Charity Fulfils the Law”, by volunteering overseas this summer. Lucy, who was the college Leader of Special Character in 2010, is in Africa, working in an aids clinic, while Jessica, who was Rosmini House Leader the same year, is gaining further nursing experience at a medical clinic in India.
Jessica was inspired to volunteer after hearing a talk by Dr. Brahmochary, Head of the Institute for Indian Mother and Child, who recently visited Dunedin. Instead of spending the summer on her family’s farm at Winton, she and a colleague have taken medical supplies and the skills learned in two years of nursing training to help Indian women and children living in extreme poverty. .