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From Barking to Bangladesh: ‘Eye-opening’ social development trip

PUBLISHED: 16:00 17 February 2016

Two Barking and Dagenham residents were among the 30 selected to be UK representatives on the trip

Two Barking and Dagenham residents were among the 30 selected to be UK representatives on the trip

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Leaders in the making headed from Barking to Bangladesh for an eye-opening experience.

Barking Learning Centre’s Farida Mohamed and Rahat Ismail, who works in early intervention, were among the 30 UK representatives on the trip.

“It has been eye-opening, inspiring and very rewarding.” reflected Rahat. “I will be sharing my experiences and learning with my peers and other organisations in social action projects to help empower residents and local communities.”

The visit was part of the Active Citizens global programme, which aims to promote intercultural dialogue and community-led social development.

Council leader Darren Rodwell said: “We will continue to initiate and support every initiative that inspires more and more people to encourage social responsibility and be actively involved in making a positive difference in their local community.”

Go to britishcouncil.org/active-citizens for more.


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