Tameside College apprentice heading for Tanzania on a charity mission
Tuesday 22nd November 2016 @ 09:35 by Adam Higgins
Ashton Community

An IT Apprentice at Tameside College is heading to Tanzania on a mission to help entrepreneurs set up businesses in developing villages.

Throughout the three month mission, organised through charities, Raleigh, ICS and UKAid, Eleanor Malaney will be using her skills to help businesses flourish and boost economies across the country.

As part of the initial phase of Raleigh’s International Citizen Service Livelihoods programme, Eleanor is raising £800 towards the work of Raleigh and their ICS partners.

The £800 will go towards ensuring that Raleigh can continue sending volunteers to countries that are in need of help and make a change that will last for disadvantaged communities.

Eleanor, said: “I’m really excited to go to Tanzania, I think it’ll be life changing to help people using the business and IT skills I have learned on my apprenticeship to make a change that will last for disadvantaged communities in the long-term future.”

Simon Ward, Eleanor’s Manager at Tameside College, said: “We’re really proud of Eleanor’s enthusiasm and determination to take on this volunteer programme with Raleigh.

“She has done a fantastic job in our department during her apprenticeship and has a lot of skills and knowledge to offer entrepreneurs in Tanzania. We wish her all the best.”

For more information on Eleanor’s trip or if you would like to make a donation to help her fundraising efforts, please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Eleanor-Malaney.

By Molly Smith