Dale’s on a mission to fight poverty after inspirational trip to Zambia

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Dale's on a mission to fight poverty after inspirational trip to Zambia
Dale's on a mission to fight poverty after inspirational trip to Zambia

A YOUNG man has returned to Swanage after three months working to help combat poverty in Zambia.

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As part of the UK Government-funded development programme, International Citizen Service (ICS), Dale Mason worked on a project run by the development charity Restless Development.

He worked in the African nation to help promote safe sex among young people and to aid them into education and employment.

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Now back home, the 19-year-old is hoping to continue raising awareness of the ICS, teenage pregnancy, corporal punishment and the importance of education.

Dale said: “It was really challenging but rewarding work in Zambia but now I’m back home I feel so inspired and motivated by the people I lived and worked with.”

He’ll now organise a series of public talks addressing the issues he encountered overseas. Dale also hopes to meet MPs and hold fundraising events.

Dale said: “My public meetings for raising awareness is just the first step to me becoming more active in my community and hopefully making a positive change in the world.

“I’m keen to get involved in encouraging more people to do ICS/development work and apply my new skills.”

ICS takes young people and places them on long-term development projects in one of 28 developing countries.

“I’ve picked up project management, leadership and communication skills as a result of ICS,” said Dale.

“It is a unique opportunity to work alongside people from a different culture who have requested help from young volunteers to fight poverty and I would encourage anyone aged 18-25 to get out there and do it.”

To find out more about ICS visit ics-uk-org.uk or call 020 2780 7400.

 

Source  http://www.swanageandwarehamadvertiser.co.uk/news/11517225.Dale_s_on_a_mission_to_fight_poverty_after_inspirational_trip_to_Zambia/

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  1. How should this be called news? This is a documentary or is it because he is from Europe? #mental collonialism

  2. How should this be called news? This is a documentary or is it because he is from Europe? #mental collonialism

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