Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. I’m really excited to tell you that I have been selected to volunteer overseas with VSO on an International Citizen Service placement in Bangladesh.
ICS works with communities that have specifically requested their help. It also aims to inspire young people in the UK and overseas to become active citizens who are passionate about long term community development.
My placement will be in Rampal, Bangladesh. Here myself and other volunteers will work to engage youth in sexual reproductive health education and livelihood opportunities to improve their employability. We will also work with young people to advocate for their rights and hold the governments to account for responsive services.
The first part of my placement is a challenge to raise £1500 towards the work of VSO and their ICS partners. The money raised will go towards enabling the overall costs of ICS, ensuring they can continue sending youth volunteers to the developing world to make a lasting difference in disadvantaged communities.
My place on the programme is already paid for - visas, flights, travel and medical insurance, medication, vaccines, food, the lot! This is because ICS believes in the positive impact of young people and wants to offer them an opportunity to change their lives and the lives of others. All the funds volunteers raise will support all ICS partners to run the programme effectively, always contributing to their vital work.
Amongst other things, I’ll be doing lots of fundraising events and you can keep track of how I get on here on my JustGiving page. Any contribution from you will make a real difference to the lives of people in developing countries, so please dig deep!
Thanks for your support!