Name: Marcell
Location: London, UK
Role: Political Affairs Team member

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I study History and International Relations and while exploring my course, I was introduced to a wide range of issues that have interested me since childhood. I have always had a passion for History which has led me to come across a multitude of different issues that affect both the past and the present.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I believe that everyone deserves to have a chance at a good and prosperous life and improving conditions around the world is the most important for this. In my home of Hungary, poverty and homelessness had not been a real issue for decades under a communist regime. However, after the new regime of 1990, Hungary was put into a world of capitalism and I have seen first hand how poverty and homelessness have spread. Furthermore, during my study abroad in Vancouver, BC, where drugs and drug abuse related cycles of poverty and homelessness are an increasing issue, I became even more determined to make a difference and to help people and the poor, no matter where they are from.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am an avid tennis player and have played for over 10 years. I recently became interested in chess and have become a huge fan of the game and the thinking behind it. Otherwise, I love watching TV shows and movies, with The Office and Brooklyn 99 among my favourite TV shows. Furthermore, I love crime novels, especially the ones written by Jo Nesbo. An interesting random fact is that the first job I ever got paid for was to be in an advert for a maths website when I was 11.

My Compassion/Humility List
I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.
• $60 Authentic Hungarian home cooked dinner
• $75 Personalised birthday song
• $100 Creating a calendar for all of your events for the next 3 months


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