Name: Lauryn Defreitas
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Role: Writer/Journalist Intern
Fundraising Goal: £400
How did you get interested in global issues?
Understanding global issues and other cultures is key. Global issues should be an issue for everyone, and by volunteering or giving back to the world , we can all make an amazing difference.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Supporting and advocating for marginalised groups such as the worlds poor is so important within the current climate, not just within our society but globally. We have to be the change, and I believe that can be done through writing by bringing more awareness to global poverty!
Any interesting tidbits to share?
Did you know? That ending extreme poverty could be achieved by 2030 if the world worked to raise $350 billion annually.
My Compassion/Humility List
I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.
- Readathon – £150
- Upcycling & selling clothes – £200
- 5k sponsored run – £150
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