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Cambridge teacher wins young volunteer award for work in India


By Ben Comber


International Youth (ICS) winner - Eleanor Carne from Cambridge volunteered in India
International Youth (ICS) winner - Eleanor Carne from Cambridge volunteered in India

Cambridge teacher Eleanor Carne has won one of the first VSO (Voluntary Services Overseas) volunteer awards for her exemplary work in India which she carried out with the International Citizen Service (ICS).

Eleanor, 27, won the the ‘International Youth’ award which recognises the contribution that an international youth volunteer has made during their placement.

Eleanor spent three months in Rajasthan, India, where she lead a team that worked to integrate youngsters from different castes and religions.

Since returning, Eleanor has been an advocate for women’s rights and got involved with VSO’s ‘She Will’ campaign. She’s currently involved with a sanitary towel project which ships sanitary products to girls in Rajasthan.



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