Kate Oubridge-Egan Kate has recently joined EdUKaid as a Marketing and Communications volunteer. This complements her studies as she is currently doing a Master’s degree in International Development with Conflict and Humanitarian Action at the University of Bath. She also volunteers part-time with WECIL, a local charity designed to support disabled children and their families in Bristol and the surrounding area. Kate is a firm believer in education as a human right and as an important tool in building social inclusion of disabled children. Previously, Kate graduated with a first-class undergraduate degree in English Literature and History from the University of Exeter. She also studied abroad for a year at the University of Southern Mississippi, America. Whilst there she conducted several research projects with the university concerning key abolitionist figures, the legacy of slavery, and the history of education in the state of Mississippi. This experience sparked Kate’s passion for social justice, human rights advocacy and education and development. She has since worked as a Writing Peer Advisor at Exeter University and Maritime Church Project researcher in Cornwall. Kate is a firm believer in the fundamental right of every child to access quality education regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, or socio-economic background. Consequently, EdUKaid’s mission to make lasting positive change for Tanzanian children and surrounding communities through education is something which strongly resonates with her. Over the coming months, Kate hopes to spend her time with EdUKaid learning more about the value of education at different levels of learning and how it can empower individuals to go above and beyond. She also hopes to gain greater insight into class and individual child sponsorship fundraising programmes. Kate and the rest of our new team will be publishing new content on our Blog and on all social media platforms this summer so be on the lookout for exciting things coming soon!