A 26-YEAR-OLD woman is travelling to Mali to help an organisation which supports disabled people.
Becky Mawhood, of Woolpit, will spend three months volunteering in the developing country on a project to build up communications and fund-raising with The Malian Federation of Disabled People’s Associations (Femaph).
The former Thurston Community College pupil will be a team leader on the project, supporting and mentoring a team of four younger volunteers, aged 18 to 22.
She will help keep the project on track by working with Femaph and staff from the International Service, which recruits people to work on development projects.
Miss Mawhood has previously worked in sustainable energy consultancy to help households, small businesses and charities reduce their energy bills and carbon emissions.
She said: “I really can’t wait. It’s going to be amazing.”
Miss Mawhood applied for the role through the new International Citizen Service scheme for 18 to 22 year olds.