Jordan McLellan is keen to show other young people how they can make a difference in the world

A young Winsford resident who spent 13 weeks working on a project fighting poverty in Kenya is now calling on other young people to take the plunge and consider volunteering overseas.

Jordan McLellan, 19, travelled to Kenya in January 2019 with international development organisation VSO, as part of the UK government funded International Citizen Service (ICS) programme, where he worked alongside young volunteers from Kenya and the UK.

He lived with a local host family so that he was fully immersed into the community and could gain a better understanding of the challenges people there face.

ICS volunteers, aged 18-25, work on long-term projects that seek to end poverty in some of the poorest countries in the world.

The scheme offers young people the chance to gain valuable new skills while working on projects that make a genuine difference to the people and communities they are supporting.

Those aged 23-35 can apply to be ICS team leaders.

Source Cheshire

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