This summer I have been selected to go to Bolivia with International Service & ICS.
International Service has partial funding by the British government to support marginalised groups of people in Latin America, West Africa and the Middle East. It protects and promotes the rights these people have to fulfil their potential.
All the money I raise goes directly to the charity, not towards flights or expenses or anything like that!
I spent five days 'living below the line' when I spent only £1 on food a day. It was immensely challenging and I'm so very relieved that it's now over! I have donated the money that I would have spent on food too!
Over the years International Service have worked with charities country-wide and organisations at a closer level as well as governmental departments to develop and strengthen the quality of services provided to marginalised people.
The project that I personally will be working on will be with disadvantaged people aged 15-21 who are trained as 'zebras' in La Paz and raise awareness for noise pollution and traffic in the city. The project also involves workshops relating to health and painting murals around the city. This is the facebook page for the 'zebras' if you'd like to know more: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ciudadanos-del-Mundo-Zebras-for-a-Silent-La-Paz/1588607198084668?fref=ts
And the volunteer blog! http://zebras.internationalservice.org/p/about-this-project.html