Edinburgh Global Partnerships Information Evening
Edinburgh Global Partnerships, a student run SCIO that specialises in community-led sustainable development, is hosting an Information Evening next week.
Every year they pick between 4-6 community developed projects; throughout the academic year, teams of volunteers will fundraise for the selected projects and, in the summer, will be on project in the host communities helping with implementation. This is a wonderful opportunity for students to get an early start in the world of sustainable international development.
This year they are sponsoring four projects: the construction of an income-generating maize mill supporting micro-finance initiatives in Zambia, the installation of rainwater harvesting units for improved access to clean drinking water in India, the production and distribution of reusable sanitary pads with sexual health / reproductive education in Malawi, and the establishment of a seed-bank for the reforestation of indigenous trees in Tanzania.
The Information Evening will take place next Tuesday (1st October) at 7:00pm, in 50 George Square in the Project Room, with guest speaker Neil Thin. If you’d like to hear more about the projects described above, or EGP in general, please come along! It’s a quick 45 minutes, with a chance to ask committee and ex-volunteers about EGP!
Many thanks and we hope to see you there,