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Farewell to Matt Maclure, Programmes and Advocacy Intern Superstar!

After an amazing few months in the AbleChildAfrica office, Matt has finished his internship. He has been an absolute pleasure to have in the office and an invaluable part of our team! Join us in wishing him luck in his dissertation writing and all else that the future holds for him!

 

Picture of Matt with a live below the line campaign sign

A final farewell from Matt Maclure – Programmes and Advocacy Intern

I have had a fantastic experience working at AbleChildAfrica and I wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the staff and trustees for being so warm and welcoming. In particular I owe a huge thank you to Lauren, a fantastic manager, friend and dare I say it mentor! From project management to advocacy with fundraising and communications dotted in between, I have been given a wealth of knowledge through this role for which I am very grateful. I particularly enjoyed the opportunity to write two articles (one on the link between poverty and disability, the other on the benefits of volunteering) that has sparked a newfound interest in journalism and development. I am now off (hopefully) to conduct research with physically disabled street children in Kathmandu, Nepal on their daily experiences in the aftermath of a natural disaster. As of yet I have absolutely no idea what road I will go down after the conclusion of my Masters in September, but I can safely say I’m excited for the future after the lessons learnt and friendships made at my time with AbleChildAfrica.

 

Catch up on articles published by Matt during his internship:

Living Below the Line: Cause or Consequence of Disability

Volunteering: Everyone’s Cup of Tea

 

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