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Mission Statement

Poor people empowered to transform their lives. That’s our vision. People powered development is how we will make it happen - inspired by our values of respect, solidarity, passion and boldness.


We respect every person’s inherent dignity and right to justice. This requires us to ensure fairness and equity in everything we do. At the heart of our work is fair and sustainable use of the earth and its resources.Solidarity

We stand in partnership with poor and marginalised people to support them in achieving their rights and challenging unfair systems. We bring people together from the global South and North, from all faiths and none.


Poverty is an outrage. We believe people can change their own lives for the better, and we act with commitment and conviction to see poverty eradicated. We mobilise people from different countries to campaign and act - because every step, however small, helps to achieve lasting change.Boldness

We are bold and innovative, bringing together Christian values of dignity and social justice with a strong, practical understanding of development. We recognise that relentless determination combined with high calibre work makes the most impact.


Are you 18 - 25 and looking to gain new skills and a life changing experience volunteering abroad? Then look no further than International Citizen Service (ICS) with Progressio!

ICS is a programme that brings together young adults from all backgrounds to fight poverty overseas. It is funded by the Department for International Development which means you will have everything covered. All you need to do is fundraise a means tested target, usually 800, and you will be given plenty of support to achieve your target.

Apply here: http://www.progressio.org.uk/ics

Why do it?

You’ll develop skills such as team work, media and events planning. You’ll also increase your confidence, gain unique experience for your CV, not to mention helping others, making new friends, meeting inspiring people and gaining a new perspective on life!

You will...

Volunteer in a team of UK and local volunteers, led by Group Leaders, alongside local organisations

Choose a role in your team which is suited to you and your interests, including media, visual media, community liaison, monitoring and evaluation and language/interpreter

Make a difference and help communities improve their lives through sustainable community development projects that cater to their specific needs

Inspire social action on global issues back in the UK

The basics...

Placements are in Central America (El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua) and Southern Africa (Malawi and Zimbabwe)

You will volunteer for 10 weeks

You will get lots of training and support

Flights, accommodation, insurance, food, etc will be provided.

As Grace Nyamugunduru, a former Progressio ICS volunteer from Darlington, says: "I had an amazing experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to make a real positive change in the world and wants to enhance their CV tremendously".

Apply now for our next departure in October (closing date - 25 July). We also have departures in January and April 2015.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity!

Apply here: http://www.progressio.org.uk/ics



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