Consulting in an inovative Solar Energy Organisation

Kevin Kennedy, an experienced senior practitioner and consultant, was posted in Uganda for 6 weeks to help an innovative solar energy organisation implement operations and credit processes to support growth. ‘I was struggling to find a project where I felt my time and skills would be well used, and where I could avoid the risk…

A change of direction

Working as a freelance marketing consultant in Edinburgh, Fiona Gilmour decided it was the right moment to take time away from work and volunteer with Challenges Worldwide. Fiona took the opportunity to complete an assignment in Belize, where she established a communications strategy for The Belize Red Cross. “I had wanted to do a volunteer…

Social investment volunteering

Before working with CEPA for 3 months Alex had been working at the Scottish Government in Edinburgh. He was keen to contribute to the work of an organisation working in international development whilst at the same time increasing his understanding and knowledge of the relevant issues in this field. Alex fitted easily into the team…

Business Development

On assignment with Challenges Worldwide volunteer Nicholas Dear managed to turn an idea into a reality. Nicholas had been running an Internet Service Provider in the UK before completing an assignment in Kenya, where he made an NGO’s vision happen. Nicholas wanted to live abroad and experience a different culture. He chose Challenges as he…

Legal reform in Belize

Challenges Worldwide volunteer Raheel Khan, worked with the Women’s Department of the Ministry of Human Development in Belize drafting domestic abuse legislation. I decided on voluntary work after many years of increasing disillusionment as a corporate lawyer where the only impact I made through successful cases was on the balance sheet of my client bank…

Discovering Human Rights Law

  After working as a financial lawyer in a top law firm, Stephanie decided that she wanted to do something meaningful with her skills during her year off. “My time in India has been such an invaluable learning experience for me on so many levels, both professionally and personally – from being introduced to the…