campaigner; volunteer, Raleigh International ICS
Meg Kneafsey is a recent graduate from the University of Durham where she studied anthropology and archaeology. Youth empowerment is extremely important to Meg and she has worked with several organisations which hold this value at their core, including vInspired as a Team v leader, Youth Employment UK as an ambassador and Step up to Serve as an #iwill ambassador. Meg has also campaigned for social issues in the UK such as food poverty, young carers and youth vote power.
Meg first volunteered overseas, as part of Raleigh International ICS, in Nicaragua in 2013 working on water and sanitation projects. Since then she has also volunteered in Tanzania and led a volunteer placement in India. More recently she worked with young people from around the world on a project related to SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities as part of the World Merit Programme, where she spoke on a panel at the United Nations in New York on youth work and global inequalities. Before entering work, she also travelled to Palestine, the Czech Republic, and Singapore with various youth programmes.
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