A COUPLE - a teacher and a doctor - are going to Tanzania to help a Christian relief and development charity.
Iain Spencer, from Longwood, a teacher at Hipperholme and Lightcliffe High School, and Emma Baker, from Marsh, a GP in Thornhill, Dewsbury, will spend four weeks in the east African country.
Their trip - which starts in July - is part of the Transform programme run by the Tearfund charity.
The couple - who are due to marry in October - will be helping to build a conference centre in Boko, just outside Tanzania's administrative capital.
They will be joined by 10 other people from around the country as part of me Transform team.
Iain said: "This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and work with people from another country, to not only contribute to their lives but to learn from them as well."
"It's a little bit scary, as we don't really know what to expect when we get there.
"Neither of us have been to Africa before, but hopefully we will settle in quickly and not pick up too many nasty bugs," said Emma.
Before they set off they took part in an intensive three-day orientation in the Lake District. It covered everything from how to avoid picking up a bug to what to do with a mosquito net.
Last year Tearfund sent 23 Transform teams - 249 people - to projects in 15 developing countries in Africa, Asia and Central and South America.