It was far from the five star destinations most models visit on holiday.
But for Lindley fashion model Naina Safar, her trip of a lifetime involved helping some of the world’s most vulnerable children.
Naina spent time volunteering at the Kibowa orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania, near to Mount Kilimanjaro , after reading about it online.
The 28-year-old said she wanted to “open her eyes” to life for children in third world countries, and one day hopes to adopt one.
“It was an experience overwhelmed with emotion, amazing life lesson and eye-opening trip”, said Naina.
“Many people don’t give to charity, as they think the donation might be too little to make a difference.
“However I learned that what might seem a small amount is actually a blessing for those people living in poverty.”
Naina is an experienced traveller and has previously visited Thailand and India, where she was born.
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Naina, who is also a freelance artist and is trying to raise money for the orphanage, spent two days getting to know the children and hearing about their ambitions.
“They want to be engineers and doctors”, she said.
“They really respect the opportunity for an education and take it. It made me think of life for young people in England and how school can be taken for granted.
“In Tanzania, it is a chance to build a future.”
The model also visited Tanzanian spice island Zanzibar, where she stayed in a local village helping women.
“It was eye-opening to see the struggles of women there who are trying to support their children.”
Naina is currently hoping to return to the country later this year, and is raising money for Kibowa’s education costs.
To help, visit: https:// www.facebook.com/KibowaOrphanageFundraising .