“Foreign Assistance is not an end in itself. The purpose of aid must be to create the conditions where it is no longer needed.” – President Barack Obama
Hey! Welcome to my blog, where I write about international development, in-depth. You’ll find that my blogs are split into two categories:
- ‘In-Depth‘. This is where you’ll find my longer, more detailed blogs about international development.
- ‘At A Glance‘. If you don’t know what international development is, or you’re looking for an introduction to it, these shorter blogs will be perfect for you.
Hey. Sat there wondering who I am? I guess I’ll tell you…
Who am I?
I’m a 21-year-old Neuroscience student at The University of Manchester. Besides that, I’m a football referee, I play cricket to a really average standard and I enjoy running and cycling. I also have dreams of travelling the world – I’m currently learning Spanish in preparation for my adventures in South America.
Why am I blogging?
In December 2017, I came across the charity, Made With Hope, who work on alleviating poverty in Tanzania. After meeting with the founder a couple of times, I joined the volunteer team as a content writer for the charity’s blog. As a result, I’ll be writing detailed articles about both the charity itself and international development as a whole.
Why international development?
I’ve been paying attention to global inequality since I was 18. In my life, I have seen too many people pass up on countless opportunities to do something amazing with their lives. I often think about people who are not so lucky and do not have the same access to these opportunities, particularly those in less economically-developed countries. I think about how they would react if given just one of the opportunity to study, or find a job, or go abroad. Some people, through no fault of their own, just don’t have access to these opportunities, which I think is unfair. So, here I am, writing about how we can address this imbalance between people all over the world.