Second year students Amelia Hilsdon and Charlotte Hackett are already providing maternity care to the local community in Hastings and St Leonards and at the Conquest Hospital.
They now plan to work in Tanzania for two weeks in October to provide midwifery care to the community in Arusha city.
Amelia told the Hastings and St Leonards Observer: “We will spend time at the city hospital where around thirty babies are born every day. The visit is part of our third year module and is called Midwifery International Elective.”
Both friends are mature students. Amelia said: “We decided to go back into education in 2014, first undertaking an access course at Ore Valley College. We continued on to the University of Brighton to study midwifery and fell in love with this career choice after having our own children.
“We want to be able to give back to our community and to help other women and families at their most vulnerable time.