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PICTURED: Abbey Wood scout lends a helping hand in Madagascar

PUBLISHED: 13:32 05 May 2016 | UPDATED: 13:39 05 May 2016

UK Scout Hannah Kentish plays with Feno in Ambonidobo, Madagascar, where WaterAid is set to start work. WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

UK Scout Hannah Kentish plays with Feno in Ambonidobo, Madagascar, where WaterAid is set to start work. WaterAid/ Ernest Randriarimalala

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She recently visited the island with two other scouts

A former Bexley Grammar School student has recently returned from volunteering in Madagascar.

Hannah Kentish was one of three British Scouts to make the trip to the African island.

The 23-year-old made the journey with international charity WaterAid, to provide clean water and increase the understanding of importance of good hygiene among communities.

Miss Kent, who is the Scout Association’s UK youth commissioner, said: “It was inspiring to see the scouts working so effectively with WaterAid in Madagascar to transform lives.”

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, with 70 per cent of people living below the poverty line.

Nearly 12million people lack access to clean water.

Miss Kent continued: “I’m so proud that scouts in the UK have chosen to take action on this important issue. Even by taking small actions, together we really can make a difference in poor communities.”

“We learned so much about how we can join together with our Scout family in Madagascar, and across the world.”

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