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Student set for three months in Zimbabwe to lead reproductive health programmes

Shaun Reynolds 15th Jun, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

AN INTREPID student at Solihull Sixth Form College will jet off to Zimbabwe this summer to volunteer with the ICS (International Citizen Service).

Ibrahim Rashid is taking a gap year after completing his A Levels and will spend 12 weeks with the Restless Development programme in Zimbabwe from September.

The 18-year-old Birmingham resident will live in homestays and work with a team of volunteers on sexual and reproductive health and rights programmes during his stay.

Ibrahim said: “I’m really pleased to have been accepting into this programme.

“I will be provided training before I head out with a group of volunteers and I will be helping local businesses grow, help to protect the environment, and provide health education.”

Aimed at targeting the 18 to 25 year olds, the Restless Development Programme will see Ibrahim develop valuable team work and communication skills while benefiting a developing country.

The government funds 90% of all Restless Development programmes – Ibrahim must raise a minimum of £800 to cover flights, food, accommodation and any necessary equipment.

Anyone wishing to donate to Ibrahim’s cause can visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ibrahim-Rashid2

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