Teenagers will swap mobile phones for water wells and rural life when they spend three weeks in a Tanzanian village through a friendship link.
Kenilworth has had links with the village of Uyogo for over 30 years, sending thousands of pounds each year to help develop schools, give water aid and improve medical care.
And in July, students from Castle Sixth Form will make the trip for the first time in hope of improving links and learning about a new culture from pupils and villagers.
The group of 15 teenagers from years 12 and 13 will be joined by three teachers who will each give up all home comforts including running water and electricity for three weeks to join in rural village life.
But the hard work starts now as they must each raise around £2,000 to cover costs and make sure the experience offers as much help to the village community as possible.
Matt Snape, deputy head at the Kenilworth School who is behind the trip, explained that it will also provide great opportunity to see how money from Kenilworth during the time of the friendship link has helped.
The team will spend time with children from the village primary school and find out more about plans for a brand new secondary school.
And already looking forward to the brand new experience, students are on track to get fundraising and bring in the cash to help those less fortunate than themselves.
Sixth former, Hazel McIntosh said: “It will be a great experience to go and see how money raised over the past few years it is being used and what difference it is making.
“It is going to be an incredible trip, a real once in a lifetime opportunity.”
None of the A-level students have been to the country before in what Lauren Arnold said would mean working together to helping each other make the most of their time.
“We will be living life as the villagers live and that will help bring us all closer together,” she said.
“To them, our lives seem very privileged and completely different. But living together will show that we are all the same underneath it, despite how different our lives are.”
Another of the group looking forward to going out to do her bit is Sarah Allen who said: “The people out there live very differently to us.
“We are used to a completely different way of life and it will be as much about bettering ourselves as helping them. It is all about learning from each other.”
The friendship link started in 1979, when the people of Kenilworth raised over £2,400 for a mother and child clinic to be built and equipped in Uyogo as part its International Year of the Child project.
And it is hoped that in the future children from the remote village will be able to come to Kenilworth to experience life at the school.
Fundraising efforts have now started and any businesses or groups wishing to sponsor the hard working teenagers can contact Matt Snape at the school on 859421 for more details.