A lot of change is afoot … Come October
I will be spending 3 months with Voluntary Service Overseas on an ICS placement
in Ikorodu, Nigeria. ICS only work
with communities which have specifically requested their help, and
WARDC (Women Advocates Research and Documentation Centre) will be the
implementing partner organisation in Ikorodu.
The focus will be
to work alongside volunteers from Nigeria to help drive greater youth
participation in governance, creating
environments where young people can deliberate on issues affecting their
community and emerge with a united
voice to hold local
leaders and elected officials responsible.
All of VSO’s
projects are informed by a belief in the vitality of gender equality, mitigating the effects of a changing climate, and the
inclusion of people with
disabilities. Find about more about what they do here.
walking the Pembrokeshire
coastal path in September
to raise awareness and money for VSO. The coastal path spans 186 miles, from St Dogmaels to Amroth,
and the ascents and descents add up to a whopping 35,000ft.
I’ve pledged to
raise £800 and any money donated
will help ensure that VSO can continue to
bring about positive change in the developing communities where they work. None
of the money raised is funding me (this placement is government funded), it all
goes straight to VSO to ensure they can continue their work. Any and all support (and plasters…) is
appreciated, thank you!