I first joined Safe World for Women in December 2011, as Volunteers Coordinator, after graduating in Politics from Lancaster University.
From March to September 2012, I initiated and pioneered the very successful Safe World Student Writers Project, as Student Liaison Officer - processing applications and coordinating student writers.
I subsequently spent a year at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, and qualified with an M.Sc. in International Politics and, on my return to the UK, again helped out as Administration Assistant to the Trustees of Safe World for Women.
In January 2014, I travelled to Kaabong in Karamoja, a remote, poverty-stricken warrior region in north-east Uganda, bordering Kenya and South Sudan. I lived for six months as an intern with a grassroots organisation, AWARE Uganda - Field Partner of Safe World for Women, helping out with general duties, grant applications, and also writing regular blogs for publication on the Safe World website.
In July 2014, I was appointed as Executive Assistant to Chris Crowstaff, founder and Trustee of Safe World for Women. My general duties include helping to prepare the annual accounts, filing and record-keeping, writing copy for the website and training a successor as Student Liaison Officer.
Compassion CBO - another Safe World Field Partner, which is where I'm still based.In January 2015, I set off to volunteer in the slums of Nairobi with
I am very grateful for the varied experience I have gained with Safe World for Women which I feel sure has prepared me for a future career working overseas in international development - and has certainly provided me with valuable insights, fed my passion for women's rights issues, and brought many treasured friendships.