Name: Lydia Tyler
Location: Romford, London
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues?
While travelling, watching the news and researching the impact of Covid-19 on global poverty, I started to realise the gravity of the problem. Reading how the UK government, as well as other governments, continuously fails to prioritise foreign aid prompted me to pursue change on a bigger scale. Joining The Borgen Project has enabled me to turn my interest in fighting global poverty into an active mission of raising money, awareness, and holding our leaders to account.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Although we may feel powerless as mere citizens of our country, we must realise the power we hold in coming together to draw attention to this issue. Furthermore, I want to use my privelidged position to help others, as so many of the deaths of those living in poverty are preventable when action is taken.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am a good cook and baker, a fairly competant beginner cyclist (not professional, only cycling for basic commuting) and I enjoy writing poetry!
My Compassion/Humility List
I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.
- $100 to cycle 20 miles (I am very much a beginner cyclist
- $300 to take on the ration challenge from Concern Worldwide for a week, eating the same rations as a Syrian refugee living in a camp in Jordan
- $50 to organise a talent show at my sixth form with the money raised to go to the charity
- $50 to walk 30,000 steps in one day
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