World aid charity is up for promotion

By Marcus Dysch, April 19, 2012
Hannah Gaventa with Faiths Act fellow Charlotte Flowers

Hannah Gaventa with Faiths Act fellow Charlotte Flowers

International development charity Tzedek has stepped up its efforts on campuses with sessions introducing students to the organisation's projects.

Tzedek's campus worker Hannah Gaventa toured universities to discuss volunteering and vocational training schemes in Africa and Asia with students.

Hannah said: "This year students will work with local NGOs in Tamale, northern Ghana. They will be teaching English in schools, helping to teach computer literacy skills to local workers or working in the health centre.

"On the Tzedek overseas volunteering programme students have the opportunity to learn about Jewish views on poverty and discuss controversial topics within the international development field, such as Fairtrade and the 'drop the debt' campaign."

She said participants in the tours would also visit elephant reserves, learn how to cook Ghanaian recipes and attend African dancing and drumming sessions.

As part of Hannah's work, Tzedek has helped JSocs prepare lunch and learn events for students, taken part in a panel debate on overseas volunteering and organised a Limmud session. In Cambridge, Hannah helped the JSoc organise a themed Friday night dinner with dishes from Ghana and India.

She will work with students in Nottingham and
Birmingham this term before joining one of the charity's Ghana projects for five months.

Last updated: 4:42pm, April 19 2012