Over the past 10 years, the Mudeka Foundation has worked with University of East Anglia (UEA) International Development to offer volunteering opportunities to undergraduate students. Thank you to those who have been involved, and we look forward to welcoming students in the future! One of the former students, Eve, reflects on her experience.
“I first heard about the Mudeka Foundation in 2017 when studying a BA in Media and International Development at the University of East Anglia. One of my modules involved a placement within a charity and I applied to the Mudeka Foundation to support them for 4 months during the summer to boost their social media presence and help at the annual Norfolk World Music Festival. This was an incredible experience and I was welcomed in by the lovely trustees and supporters and quickly felt like I was part of the team. I got to see for the first time how a charity runs from the inside and understand what it takes to get various projects off the ground, allowing me to learn so much and develop my skills.
Since moving away from Norwich and sadly having to say goodbye to the Mudeka Foundation, I have volunteered at multiple children’s charities that have focused on homelessness, trauma and mental wellbeing and domestic abuse. I have also completed a Masters degree in Human Rights and am about to start working in policy and campaigns for a charity that supports those involved in foster care. The Mudeka Foundation massively influenced my want to work within the children’s sector, as well as showing me how, even with a small team, all it takes is passion, dedication and a love for what you do to truly make a difference.”
As we look back over 10 brilliant years of the Mudeka Foundation, we also look forward to the future. To celebrate our anniversary we want to offer 10 scholarships to pupils in Zimbabwe, which would include school fees, uniform, books, exam fees and mentorship. Anything you can give to support this would be greatly appreciated.