A student will climb one of the highest and most daunting mountains in the world in September.

Shriya Samani, from Borehamwood, will embark on a journey up Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, the highest mountain in Africa.

She will be raising money for Dig Deep, a charity which helps provide schools and communities in rural Kenya with access to clean water and sanitation.

Shriya, 21, a former Hertswood School pupil, has received a boost in her fundraising mission after her former colleagues at Elstree & Borehamwood Youth Council helped raise £360. Shriya was a member of the committee for three years, joining when she was 15.

Shriya is no stranger to adventure or travelling, having spent a year studying at Seoul National University in South Korea.

She has previously sky-dived for charity but is a bit of a rookie when it comes to climbing one of the highest peaks on the globe.

The politics and economic student said: “This is the first time I’m doing anything like this before and I am really looking forward to the adventure.

“Dig Deep plays such a crucial role to give people clean and sustainable water that schools and communities desperately need.

“I was approached by my friend who knew about Dig Deep and I knew straight away it was something I wanted to be a part of.”

Standing at 5,895 metres at its highest point, Mt Kilimanjaro is listed as one of the Seven Summits.

To support Shriya’s mission, visit https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/shriyasamani1