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My ICS journey

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Gemma Blakey

on 24 June 2013

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My ICS Journey
2008
Job market + wanted to stay in London = GET A JOB
Nicaragua
Mozonte
Gap year, volunteering, travel -

Forget about it!!!!
And then one day.......
DFID Tweeted:

Aged 18-25? Do something important in 2012! Find out how you can apply for the International Citizen Service http://ow.ly/87BEu "
International Citizen Service
Respect
we believe poor and marginalised people can gain the power to transform their lives.
Solidarity
Passion
Boldness
Go for it!!!
Population - 6.1 million
Size - New York state
Captial - Managua
Language - Spanish
Geography - Volcanos, Lake Nicaragua
Religion - Catholic
Climate - Rainy season May - Oct, Summer Nov - April, Hurricane Mitch 1998
Exports - coffee, cotton, sugar cane, bananas, corn
History - Turbulant, Colonisation (British and Spanish) 70's/80's revolution and civil war


DFID scheme to help 18-25 year olds to volunteer abroad.
To engage volunteers as active global citizens on their return
To have a positive development impact on communities around the world
To develop volunteers skills and confidence
It's beautiful........
Mi familia
Casa Verde
IMPRU
Dipilto
Environment workshop
Gender workshops
Continued volunteering
Final thought........
www.do-it.org.uk
timebank.org.uk
www.ics-uk.org.uk
@ICS_UK
www.volunteering.org
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