Shahema and Kasi here, thanks for stopping by!
We wanted to give you further information about A Woman’s Wish, how it began and what our plans are for the future. In 2016, both of us embarked on a three-month volunteering programme with International Citizens Service (ICS). Kasi went to Tanzania with Raleigh International and Shahema went to Ghana with International Service who are both charity partners of ICS.
ICS is led by Voluntary Service Overseas (VSO) and funded by the UK government. “The Department for International Development chose to fund ICS because it believes in the power of young people to bring about positive change in some of the poorest communities around the world, and that by creating thousands of active citizens we can shape the future for the better” – ICS
You often hear people say “charity starts at home” but we believe it doesn’t end here and extends as far you wish. This is why ICS’s Action at Home project aligned with our beliefs. We wanted to start our own community platform or a charity prior to ICS but we didn’t know where to start. Having the support from ICS’ partner organisations allowed us to make our wish a reality. Action at Home projects benefit local communities and seek to bring about positive social change.
We’re both currently studying master’s degrees in International Development and hope to emulate our knowledge on sustainable development projects to develop A Woman’s Wish into a charity to help women from marginalised communities.
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