For the last two weeks, I’ve been enjoying the 10th annual Cambridge Festival of Ideas. It’s a packed fortnight of mainly free events organised by Cambridge University celebrating the arts, humanities and social sciences. The official theme this year was ‘truth’, but there were literally hundreds of events covering a diverse array of topics.
I’m still new to Cambridge and this sort of thing, so I got stuck in and ended up going to these eight events:
Too often, poverty decides girls’ futures. Let’s change that! Leading the way are Camfed’s GirlGuardians, young women who are equipped with the tools and skills they need to tackle child marriage in their communities. Each GirlGuardian you support will protect 80 girls at risk of becoming child brides.
Right now, the UK government is matching every donation gifted to Camfed’s UK Aid Match appeal, doubling your impact to help twice as many girls stay in school and out of child marriage. Go to Camfed.org/UnlockFutures to follow the stories of girls whose lives are being transformed every day with your help.
By donating, you will be doing something amazing for vulnerable girls across Africa. But not only that – if you donate via my sponsorship page, I will run 1km per £1. Let’s set me a challenge!
Out in Cambridge raising money with the community Samba Band
This is part of my 40 Before 40 Challenge.
This is one of those things that just seems like something I should be able to do. People make it look so easy. Last year, one of my fellow volunteers tried to teach one of the children we were with how to juggle and after an hour or two she was making progress. So that’s it, it’s on the list.
Kiva means a lot to me. I discovered it by chance in November 2014 and I was immediately captivated. This moment set me on a journey that has so far led me to quit my job in London, volunteer in South America and to start working for Camfed. Continue reading