Sheffield hospital clerk’s poverty mission

Rehma Sayed is travelling to El Salvador to support a charity tackling global poverty
Rehma Sayed is travelling to El Salvador to support a charity tackling global poverty
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A hospital clerk is swapping her day job in Sheffield for a volunteering role in Central America.

Rehma Sayed, aged 22, an outpatients clerk at Sheffield Children’s Hospital, is travelling to El Salvador to support the charity Progressio, which tackles global poverty.

She will head to the country in October, spending three months helping poor and marginalised people. The role has been organised by the International Citizens Service.

Rehma, a biomedical science graduate, said: “My role will involve working with communities to help them achieve their aims. This may mean building a better atmosphere, helping villagers overcome social barriers, or getting them set up in business.

“Gender inequality and poverty are huge issues in Central America and it’s something we take for granted here in the UK.”

She is now raising money for the ICS programme to fund other volunteering opportunities. Visit www.justgiving.com/rehma-sayed to donate.