Monday, July 16 2012
Over 100 volunteers join 'Project Umubano' - the Conservatives’ social action project in Rwanda and Sierra Leone.
More than 100 Conservative volunteers have returned to Rwanda and Sierra Leone for the sixth year as part of the Conservative Party’s Project Umubano, the Party’s social action project launched by Prime Minister David Cameron and International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell, in 2007.
Drawing from the wide spectrum of skills and experience within the Conservative Party, volunteers work on a number of different projects including health, education, justice, sports, planning, community and business across the two countries.
This year sees an increase in focus on Sierra Leone with new projects and a record number of volunteers.
Projects taking place in Sierra Leone:
Leader of the Project, Stephen Crabb MP, said:
“This year’s project builds on the fantastic work already done by the Conservative Party in Rwanda and Sierra Leone. The real driving force behind Umubano is our volunteers. I am delighted that so many will join us this year. There is a fantastic range of talent and experience within the Conservative Party, and the skill set of our group diversifies each year. “This year we are launching a new business competition for young entrepreneurs whilst developing our ongoing relationship with Street Child of Sierra Leone. At the same time in Rwanda we are continuing our well established English language teaching programme. Across both countries our specialist teams of medics, urban planners, lawyers and business consultants provide training, whilst our sports coaches bring fun to large numbers of children. Clearly Project Umubano is going from strength to strength."
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