Brynly Marsh makes a difference on internships

Senior internships are usually a fun time for everyone. Seniors can help out at local stores, farms, schools, or in Brynly Marsh’s ‘16 case: an Orphanage in Tanzania.

Her trip took the duration of the entire three week internship, where she had the “opportunity of  a lifetime” to travel to Africa and work in a non profit classroom. Marsh helped to educate impoverished girls, many of whom are unable to buy the basic classroom necessities

Although the trip is far, she had a good friend and Staples grad, Tyler Scanlin ‘15, accompany her.

“For three weeks I worked with Form One which is all the 7th/8th graders. I assisted the English teacher everyday for half the day and then did a bunch of administration work in the afternoon

It was the most eye opening experience of my life,” Marsh said.

The program Marsh traveled to Tanzania with, Nurturing Minds in Africa, says their mission is to “Educate Tanzanian girls who are poor, marginalized and at-risk of becoming involved in exploitative forms of child labor.”

“Coming back to Westport showed me how unfair life is, but how lucky we all are to be born into a part of the word with every opportunity at our fingertips. Perspective is something everyone needs to truly appreciate what we have,” said Marsh.

On their website, the program says that their vision for the next 5 years is that SEGA Girls School “continues working toward its goal of self-sustainability.”

“It was a trip I will never forget, and being with all the girls taught me so much” Marsh said.