The beginning of an International Service journey

I squealed down the phone this morning. This is not something an almost-Master should do, however I felt it was justified considering I had just been offered a place to volunteer in Ghana (providing £800 could be raised in a month), with the International Service as part of the ICS scheme.

What’s my deal?
I would describe myself as:

A highly motivated and passionate MSC Sustainable Aquaculture Systems student with a strong determination to pursue a career in generation of sustainable resources.

My next step following the masters is to gain knowledge about the lifestyle of those in developing countries, to understand the angle in which to alter sustainable development and resource generation for those that need it the most.

Why International Service?
International Service works with a broad range of individuals, in different countries, using a variety of techniques to benefit women; children; youth; disabled; and various combinations.
Participation in the projects will reveal the techniques of a 60 year-old programme for targeting resource enhancement and improving equality, and demonstrate the importance of empowerment of vulnerable or disadvantaged persons.

Why these areas?
International Service works in areas of inequality and financial struggle. Table … shows statistics on countries in which International Service operates, in comparison with the UK (International Service (2013) Trustees’ Annual Report).

Statistics of countries table

The North of Ghana:
Ghana, specifically the North of Ghana, is a key area for development due to static or declining economic and social development. The specific project is undefined until we reach Ghana, however the aims and focus remains on: research into segregation terms of disability and improvement of market access.

Previous projects in the North of Ghana:
Work in Ghana only began in 2012, and already there have been 3 projects. The table below shows a summary of projects.

Ghana past projects
The specific project is undefined until we reach Ghana, however the aims and focus remains on: research into segregation terms of disability and improvement of market access. This enables the project to be highly targeted to the specific needs at that time point.

What’s next?

Raise £800 by the 25th August

Funds are needed to continue their work into 2015. Upcoming projects are dependent on the specific needs at that time points, allowing for the most appropriate solution to be coordinated.

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