Our Global Programme Coordinator, Ruth, has a first class honours Bachelors degree in Communications from Manchester Metropolitan University and a Masters degree in Gender and Women’s Studies from Lancaster University, UK.

Ruth has trained to a high level in legal advice provision in the UK, working for a local organisation which supports citizens to solve any issue they are faced with. She also campaigns on social policy issues, to target the root causes of problems in society.

Ruth has also connected with local grassroots organisations globally. Most recently she was working in India, photographing a charity’s projects across various sectors (children’s welfare in orphanages, health in slum clinics, and measurement of school targets) and this also involved speaking with locals about the impacts the charity’s work has on their lives. In 2014 she initiated a project with a local charity in The Gambia, monitoring the health of rural village school children.

As well as travelling, Ruth loves to read, write and has a passion for photography and other creative pursuits. Her written and photographic work has been published and exhibited extensively in publications and exhibitions around the world. Her interests are particularly around humanitarian struggles, with a particular interest in gender equality, refugee crises and climate change, and international development strategies that are not only fair, but also sustainable. With a strong belief in the power of creative endeavours as a catalyst for social change, Ruth is keen to empower children to get their voices heard about the future they wish to see.