Tarynann Walker

3rd August 2015

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Why do you feel the World Challenge expedition was a benefit to your daughter?
I think teenagers sometimes get a bit of bad press, such as being selfish or not helping others, but Kendal put all that aside, went out to Madagascar and made the most of it. 
The trip made her a lot more independent and she witnessed at first hand that there are a lot more people worse off than ourselves in the world.
How do you think it will help her future success and development?
Undertaking a World Challenge looks great on Kendal’s CV from an extra-curricular activity perspective. She had to fundraise, had to get her head down on a Saturday and bag pack or wash cars rather than going out with her friends. But if you want to do something that badly then you can achieve it.
How did Kendal prepare for the trip?
She was so excited but then it dawned on her that she needed to raise a substantial amount of money. There were ups and downs along the way but it was all worth it in the end. She had a truly memorable time and learnt so much.
How did you find World Challenge throughout the programme?
World Challenge were fantastic right through the programme and I would have no hesitation in recommending them to others. 
I was understandably nervous as my daughter had never been so far away on her own at such a young age, but the company were really supportive, answered all of our questions and queries, so I knew Kendal would be in fantastic hands.