Thursday, 10 February 2011
New intern joins Project HOPE UK
Candice Wallace, currently studying for an MA in Children, Youth and International Development at Brunel University, has joined Project HOPE UK to help develop the Child Rights and Protection hub of The Thoughtful Path: Munsieville.
She will produce guidelines to promote child rights, address negative attitudes that lead to abusive behaviour and create a greater awareness among service providers of their statutory and moral obligations to children.
Candice was co-founder of the first Hip Hop Dance School in Trinidad and Tobago, a non-profit youth troupe dedicated to cutting-edge entertainment, dance education and outreach to diverse communities. She was also the creator and manager of BLACKOUT - a project targeting teenagers through the power of dance, and founder and president of Revolutionary Initiatives for Social Enrichment (R.I.S.E), a non-governmental organisation dedicated to community and youth development and child rights advocacy.
Candice's experience with these programmes will help Project HOPE UK implement proactive strategies to greatly enhance the protection of children in Munsieville.
Check back soon for more on Candice's work with the Child Rights and Protection hub.