Holsworthy graduate on her way to Nicaragua

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At their social meeting on 5th June, Holsworthy & District Lions presented a cheque for £100 to Emily Walter to help her reach the £800 needed to fund her trip to Nicaragua as part of Operation Raleigh.

Emily (formerly of Holsworthy Primary School and Community College) graduated in law from Reading University and, after completing her Master’s degree in defence, development and diplomacy, hopes to work as legal counsel for the British Red Cross.

This summer, however, she will be doing voluntary work in Central America as part of the International Citizen Service. The ICS is a UK government-funded development programme that brings together 18 to 25 year-olds from all backgrounds to fight poverty in overseas and UK communities.

One of the aims of the project is to improve sanitation and encourage the use of sustainable resources. Emily will be living with a local family and, as well as teaching English, will be undertaking various projects to help the community at large – including the building of eco-latrines and ‘tippy taps’ (low tech, low cost, water-saving hand-washing devices).

Club President Ray Fursdon said that the Club received a request to donate to a local young woman who would be giving up her summer to do voluntary work in a country where help is desperately needed. The opportunity to help both Emily, and the people of Nicaragua, was too good an opportunity to miss.


 

Thu 21 February 2019
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