Co-hosted by GlobalNet21 and Impact Hub Westminster.
Two of our members, Guy Cowley and Margaret Thorli will share the visions and challenges of their practical projects in Africa, including what they've learned and the wisdom of hindsight.
Guy has a business background, which took him to work in Africa for many years. He is now supporting education-oriented charities working in Tanzania and Kenya, including one working with deaf children, and another with a strong ICT (Information and Communication Technologies) element. These are projects that he has been closely involved with locally in a practical way. He is also doing an MA in Online Education with the UK Open University (currently studying a module on Education for Development).
Margaret is a Sierra Leonine who grew up in London. Before the Civil War she used to visit Sierra Leone a lot and her eldest son grew up there and was among the last people that were evacuated. She is the founder and director of Hope and Restoration Ltd, trading as H&R Training Professionals. It runs workshops such as: Business Starts, Employability, Personal Development and Mentoring. Margaret is due back from Sierra Leone a week before our meeting, and will be sharing the latest on-the-ground realities.
We also want to draw on "the wisdom in the room" so we'll put some time aside for discussion.
If you're involved in a practical project that you'd like to share with the group during 2014 please let us know.
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