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Jane Miller in Africa
Jane Miller in Africa

A MUM-of-two who has returned to Berkhamsted after almost a decade in Africa says her work has helped more than 400,000 girls gain an education.

But Jane Miller, 45, has returned to George Street so her own children – Zoe, 13, and Sam, 11 – can go to school in Britain.

Jane said: “My children were two and four when we left in 2002, so they have spent the majority of their lives in Africa.

“But my children always knew their real home was Berkhamsted, and we have got wonderful friends here.

“We have been privileged to live there and have had the most wonderful friendship with people who have stayed in touch ever since we moved to the town in 2000.”

Jane left for Nigeria in 2002, stayed there until 2005 to help fight AIDS, and then worked on similar projects in Zambia until 2008.

Then she returned to Nigeria, where she was in charge of hundreds of people delivering aid to help improve healthcare, education, water and sanitation.

Now the family is back in Berkhamsted, her children are pupils at Abbot’s Hill School in Hemel Hempstead.

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