James Garibaldi

8 November 2008

Hi, I’m James and I’m currently studying A levels in Business, Maths, Music and English Language. If I have enough energy left after studying this lot I hope to go to university to study something …. but I’m not too sure what at the moment! Ultimately, I’d like to work in railway management and possibly move to Switzerland.

My parents have always served the community through charity work and I have always wanted to follow in their footsteps. My life so far has been shaped by helping at fund raising events, spending time out with the homeless on the streets of London or supporting my mum in her role as a charity trustee, so I guess I always knew what direction I’d be going in!

Hopefully, this trip will take things a few steps further. For as long as I can remember I’ve been aware of poverty and the cross that some people have to bear in life, but I feel that this trip will open my eyes to an extreme level of poverty that exists outside the UK.