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Serina Badhan, a Customer Relations Consultant based at CrossCountry's Birmingham headquarters, will be making the two-week voluntary trip to Dhaka on Wednesday 1 April and will be accompanied by six other volunteers from her home city of Derby.
Serina, 26, said: "I've heard so much about child poverty in Bangladesh and I wanted to help in some way. Therefore travelling to Dhaka, which is one of the world's most densely populated cities, is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I can't wait to go. When I'm there I will be helping in an all-girls orphanage during the day but also working with the homeless into the late evenings."
Serina added: "The Dhaka region itself has a population of 12 million people and has an extremely high poverty rate. So I hope that I can help in any way possible during my two-week stay and make a difference to the lives of the orphans and homeless people in Dhaka's slums."
CrossCountry, one of Britain's largest rail franchises, has also donated a number of items for Serina's trip which include caps, pens and other useful items for the Dhaka orphanage.
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