Bennett determined to build school

Although the cost has increased to $22,000 from $15,000, Hazelton's Tiffany Bennett is determined to build a Memorial School in Africa.

The hard work and dedication of Hazelton resident Tiffany Bennett had almost paid off with her goal to raise $15,000 to build a Memorial School in Africa now complete.

The much needed school which will be in honour and memory of her friend Savannah Jones who was killed in a car accident along with her mother Lyn three years ago was close to becoming a reality until she recently learned that World Vision has changed the cost to build a school from $15,000 to $22,000 in the last year.

The huge jump in price came as a shock to Bennett her mother said and while she is disappointed in the huge increase in cost, she is not giving up.

Although she is in the middle of her studies at UBC now, she is determined to make her goal a reality.

She is looking at other options with other organizations as well as keeping the possibility to raise the extra $7,000 alive.

What started out as an idea to make the world a better place in the Social Justice Group at Hazelton Secondary School for Bennett has grown and become a dream she is determined to fulfill despite the current setbacks.

For those who want to help out either with a donation or time and resources or with information on other organizations or ways to attain the goal of building the school, can contact Bennett at tiffany.bennett@live.ca.