The aim of our Young Ambassadors programme is to promote the work of Xavier Project through awareness and material support while giving the Young Ambassadors the chance to engage with our work and make a real difference to Xavier Project beneficiaries.
The incredibly talented individuals that you see here believe in Xavier Project’s vision and will be working closely with us, collaborating on a number of exciting projects and events. We will keep you updated about any projects that they are involved with.
Fun fact: I love classic cars and TV filming. When I'm not working I often meet with friends but most importantly, have a blast.
My main passions in life are wildlife, trekking and music. I aspire to travel as much as possible trying to understand human interactions with the natural world and promote equal opportunity. Being a Young Ambassador means a lot to me and I take the role very seriously, XP is close to my heart. Personally it allows me to stay committed to helping refugees, but I also feel a duty to share the amazing work XP is doing in East Africa, supporting children's vital education, providing life long learning and livelihood opportunities. Xavier Project is an amazing organisation with a powerful core value of solidarity with refugees, helping them overcome challenges far from home.
Fun fact: At the age of 19, I have been to over 30 countries.
When Ed asked me if I'd like to be involved I was ecstatic, I knew a bit about Xavier Project's work but still felt like I wanted to know more. So I spoke to my cousin who'd visited a couple of years ago, she had such an incredible experience over there and was so impressed by the work of both the volunteers and the refugees. I am extremely excited to travel over myself and experience it first hand.
Fun fact: I have had a strong obsession with Hot Air Balloons since I was very young, completely mad about them, but will never get in one, being scared of heights...it's a problem....
I decided to be an ambassador of Xavier Project because I knew how much the charity meant to someone in my family. I also loved what Xavier Project was all about and thought being in the lime light myself could help them grow and raise more money. I love being involved with new things and it's all amazing experience and inspiration for my music too - I get a chance to see thing's differently and be inspired by so many people involved.
Fun fact: When I had first started singing I had an interview on a local radio station and they were asking me questions about myself - one question in particular they asked is 'what do I like the most in the world?' Me, being only young and very shy, just blared out 'Chicken' - I blew up with embarrassment and the radio presenters couldn't stop laughing. I've never lived that down and most people now know me as 'Chicken Girl' even four years later.
I applied to be an ambassador for Xavier Project because I think that the work they are doing is invaluable. Their approach to the refugee situation is highly strategic and recognises the range of impact on a community. The three pronged approach of their programme tries to combat these varying areas. Whilst working there I was also incredibly impressed at the dedication of the team. I couldn't think of a better project to support.
Fun fact: After leaving Nairobi I travelled 12,654km by road to Cape Town.