Name: Sam McManus
Location: Surrey, United Kingdom
Role: Writer/Journalist Team Member

Fundraising Goal: £400

How did you get interested in global issues?

I got interested in global issues during Covid, as I became increasingly aware of the disparity between the West and developing countries, in terms of medical equipment and overall economic inequality. Since then, I’ve followed British Politics with a keen interest on our foreign policy throughout Brexit and beyond. I plan to work in journalism after I graduate university, and I intend to keep reporting on global issues as a career, potentially having the opportunity to travel and report live from developing countries in the future.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?

I think the least we can do in the West is volunteer our time to help those who may need it more than us. It’s a great opportunity to develop my skills whilst fighting for a good cause, and I see no better place to do that then at The Borgen Project. For me, this internship is a perfect combination of educating people about the crucial issue of global poverty through my writing.

Any interesting tidbits to share?

I’m a mix of British, Dutch and Australian. Last year, I was involved in multiple short films with Sky working in sound production. This summer, I’m travelling down Europe, starting in Copenhagen and finishing in Florence.


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“Having made tremendous strides on behalf of impoverished families throughout the world, I applaud The Borgen Project for its tireless commitment to ending global poverty. Through strategic advocacy and public education, you are helping to shape U.S. policy for the betterment of mankind. We are proud to be home to visionary groups like The Borgen Project. You represent the best of who we are as a state and as a people – insightful thinkers, proactive leaders and inspiring problem-solvers, who are committed to redefining what is possible and, ultimately, to changing the world.”

– Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)





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