News Laniece Moore, Bronx teen, drowns during Tanzania volunteer trip near Mount Kilimanjaro Laniece Moore, 15, was swimming in her hotel pool on Friday while on a mission trip in Tanzania when she died, according to a family representative. Photo Credit: Handout By Alison Fox firstname.lastname@example.org @AlisonFox February 24, 2016 12:21 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email A Bronx family is mourning after their teen daughter tragically drowned while volunteering in Africa. The 15-year-old girl, Laniece Moore, was swimming in her hotel pool on Friday while on a mission trip in Tanzania when she died, according to a family representative. Moore was helping to deliver school supplies and rebuild a primary school and its soccer field in Moshi, which sits right next to Mount Kilimanjaro. Moore told her mother Felita “Nicole” Moore that she wished other teens from New York could see “how material possessions don’t mean as much as love, friendship and equality,” according to the representative. A classroom in the school has been dedicated in her memory, according to the family representative. Moore attended Thurgood Marshall Academy in Harlem. Her body was expected to arrive in New York on Thursday. Moore’s mother, her father Lionel “Mo” Moore and her 8-year-old brother plan to bury her on Saturday, March 5, according to their family representative. By Alison Fox email@example.com @AlisonFox Alison covers law enforcement and breaking news. She previously worked at The Wall Street Journal, and has a master’s degree from Northwestern University and bachelor’s from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Comments We're revamping our Comments section. Learn more and share your input.