Volunteering

OBAN HOSPICE

Oban Hospice Ltd provides palliative care for patients in Argyll. We have a day hospice, a community outreach officer and we provide two rooms in Lorn and Islands Hospital in cooperation with the NHS.

As volunteer director of Oban Hospice Ltd I am in charge of communication.

An Là, BBC ALBA, 11/12/14

SCIAF

The Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund is the biggest Scottish overseas aid agency. I am their point of contact in the parish of Taynuilt.

Celebrities launching SCIAF's annual wee box campaign
Celebrities launching SCIAF’s annual wee box campaign
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SCIAF always focus on one country per year, in 2014 it was Colombia.

CAMBODIA

Some analysts argue that development aid isn’t working and should be stopped. Small community based projects definitely do work though as I found out while volunteering in Cambodia.

Cambodia is still recovering from the aftermath of the rule of the Khmer Rouge which left 1/4 (yes, that’s one quarter) of the population dead. 30% of the people live below the national poverty line. Together with a group of students of Edinburgh Napier University we will go out to Cambodia in July to work with some of the poorest communities there. The trip is organised by the Future Sense Foundation, which has a track record in the region.

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Deutscher Journalist in Scotland, BBC Correspondent Broadcast languages: ENGLISH, GERMAN, SPANISH, SCOTS GAELIC Interview languages: FRENCH, ITALIAN, PORTUGUESE Colloquial language: RUSSIAN TV Journalism Lecturer, Religious Correspondent, Travel Photographer

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