A new face has joined the a little bit of HOPE (UK) team! Nolly Molton has recently started a part-time internship with us, and we’re so glad she’s decided to join the team. Nolly will be making sure you’re kept up-to-date with what’s going on in Uganda, by writing our blog posts from now on. She’s got a real passion for development (particularly in Africa) and we know she’s going to bring loads to the work of a little bit of HOPE. We’d love you to meet Nolly in person, but for now, here’s a little bit about who she is, where she’s from, and why she’s here…
First of all, can you tell us a little bit about yourself? Where are you from and what do you do?
I grew up abroad in West Africa and have travelled about my whole life so answering that question is always tricky! My parents, both teachers, were missionaries so I’ve lived all over the place but most recently I just came back from three years in Strasbourg, France, where I was doing my bachelors in literature, history and languages. Having moved back to the UK, I decided I wanted to use this year to find a placement/internship in order to gain some practical experience in the international development sector. To support my interning I’m also working part-time as an au-pair in Kent. Completely manic but a lot of fun!
So, why a little bit of HOPE? What’s brought you to us?
Finding a little bit of HOPE was a real God-thing. After searching for weeks and making hundreds of applications to international charities, several people suddenly mentioned ALBH to me within the space of a few days! I knew a few people on the team from when I was doing my A-Levels in Ipswich and decided to make contact! I’m so happy it all came together!
What are the kind of things you’ll be doing with your time at a little bit of HOPE?
My role is going to revolve mainly around communications and fundraising as I’ll be writing a little bit of HOPE’s weekly blog and also working with Izzy and Hannah making applications to trust funds throughout the year ahead. Keeping people informed about our projects and encouraging them to get involved will be my two main priorities over the coming year. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to join the team here and I’m very excited to see how the year ahead will unfold! (…we’re very excited too)
Do you have any long-term plans? What’re your thoughts for the future?
It’s always been my goal to get back to Africa to work in development there so the next few years are really about gaining the skills to do that! It’s been five years since I was last there and I’m definitely ready to go back soon!
Finally, and perhaps most importantly, we’re intrigued to hear about the weirdest thing you’ve ever eaten…
That definitely has to be crocodile brochettes! Kind of meaty and kind of fishy – definitely not something I’d recommend!
We hope you feel acquainted for now… If you want to get in touch with Nolly to find out more, or just say hi, you can contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org If you’d like to support the work that Nolly is getting involved in, please explore our website, and find out how to give support here: give