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BD teen to go on trip to Africa

November 25, 2016

A Beaver Dam High School senior has always known that her mission would be to help others in Third World countries, but now she has the chance to get a close up look at her future through a mission trip to Liberia.

Morgan Moreau hopes to attend college in Wisconsin after graduating in spring. With a future aspiration of becoming a doctor, she will major in biology with a double minor of French and global studies.

Moreau will go to Liberia as part of a Friendship International mission.

Friendship International is a non-profit organization with a goal of building personal, mutual relations with the people of Liberia. The organization provides material support (primarily medical and educational) to help the nation rebuild—after its 14-year civil war—and to assist development.

Moreau said representatives from Friendship International spoke at Beaver Dam High School last year and her history class went to see the presentation.

“I thought, ‘I could do that,’” Moreau said. “I’ve been looking at going to Africa since I was in middle school.”

Moreau talked with Mark Molldrem about going along to help out.

“Since last year this time I’ve been in touch with them,” Moreau said.

While in Africa, from Feb. 4 to 20, Moreau will work in a pregnancy and newborn baby clinic, teaching science to elementary school children and working at a day care center.

“My goal is to learn more about medical needs and technology in Third-World countries,” said Moreau, who hopes to open an orphanage someday.

Her teachers have approved her going on the trip. She will bring her books along to study and keep up with calculus through videos.

Moreau will sell chocolates to raise funds for the trip and has started an online campaign. Funds for Moreau’s trip may also be sent to Friendship International, 217 Cherokee Road, Beaver Dam, WI 53916, with a note that it is for Moreau’s expenses.