Graduate raising funds for mission to help AIDS project in Zimbabwe
2:00pm Friday 23rd August 2013 in Latest News
Former Dauntsey’s School pupil Alice Chadwick is raising money to enable her to go to Zimbabwe to undertake voluntary work.
Miss Chadwick, 24, is undertaking International Citizen Service (ICS) with the charity Progressio and will be living and working in Zimbabwe for ten weeks, joining British and Zimbabwean volunteers to provide support to HIV and AIDS awareness programmes, promotion of women’s rights and local projects.
Miss Chadwick, who graduated from King’s College London with a degree in classics and is living in south London, said: “Zimbabwe has long been a country that has fascinated me, partly due to the limited media we have access to and also the fact I have distant relatives who live there. It is a country that is often overlooked by larger aid initiatives because of criticism of Mugabe’s regime.
“I decided to apply for ICS because I am interested in pursuing a career in development and it seemed like the perfect opportunity to see if this is right for me while at the same time providing real assistance in one of the world’s poorest countries.”
Miss Chadwick, whose parents live in Etchilhampton, has to raise £800 for the placement and so far has £100. She is making a sponsored walk from London to Wiltshire on the route of the Devizes to Westminster Canoe Race, alongside the River Thames and Kennet and Avon Canal.
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