15 Apr 2013

Shirley is a volunteering star of Nepal

Freedom MattersFor the past month Shirley Rose, has been working as a volunteer at a mosaic workshop project in Kathmandu, Nepal.

UK-based Shirley has been taking a break from her day job as a charity worker, freelance trainer and consultant to help teach young people rescued from a life of trafficking to stand on their own feet by learning creative skills such as creating mosaics

The project is run by Freedom Matters - a charity that rescues and rehabilitates trafficked young people.

Says Shirley: “I’ve been here doing all sorts of things to support the project including designing, project managing and generally helping things to run smoothly. I’ve loved every minute of it.”

In this short video, Shirley explains how the mosaic project helps participants to gain self-esteem and a greater sense of self worth. “It really does help with the healing process,” she says.

Shirley has raised an incredible £1,005 in sponsorship. Fifty pounds pays a month's wage to a trafficking survivor at Shirley's workshop.

You can contribute using Shirley's MyDonate fundraising page.

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