Shaw student prepares for Raleigh International project
Henry Dudman from Shaw, who is in his first year at University of East Anglia studying international development, after attending Cirencester College and Bradon Forest School, is preparing for a ten week trip to Nicaragua in July, to undertake projects with Raleigh International.
Explaining his long-held interest in travel and in finding out about the world in general Henry said: “I’ve always wanted to see other places and I’m keen to work with the Nicaraguans and gain an insight into their way of life. I studied Spanish at college so I know enough to get by.”
Henry is still waiting to learn what type of project he’ll be allocated whilst he’s over there, and is not yet sure whether he’ll have the opportunity to visit Swindon’s twin town of Ocotal.
In 2010 he spent two weeks on a community work project in the Dominican Republic with Cricklade Scouts. Henry anticipates that this year he’ll be involved with health and sanitation or environmental activities.
But one thing he is sure of is that in the future he’d like to develop his career internationally, and aims to work in the management of non-government organisations, possibly in Latin America.