Zawadi, African women’s choir at the Diversity event in West Lothian.
“It’s getting busy,” emails Agnes Holmes in her new year greeting from Africa Centre Scotland. As always the diary is full of events and activities which is why ACS is looking for volunteers to join the management committee. Specially welcome are people skilled in money matters, media and marketing. If you have time and experience to offer, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org by 12th February.
As Agnes explains in her email there are interesting developments at the small office in Blackfriar’s street where a past volunteer successfully applied for funding under the Vodafone World of Difference Campaign.
Jessica Carzoli applied for funding under the new Vodaphone programme, the first of its kind in the UK, which pays highly motivated young volunteers to work for their favourite charity for two months. “Jessie, applied for this programme and now we have her as a full time worker for two months,” says Agnes, “We hope this will help with capacity building and increasing awareness of important causes for the BME community.”
For her part, Jessie, who was one of 500 successful applicants, says, “I am ecstatic about being chosen as a participant in this programme, especially because I feel the Africa Centre Scotland deserves assistance and recognition for its amazing mission statement and potential.”
You can follow her progress on her blog,