Mark Howard has been in Kenya on workplacement with Africa Direct’s partners for the past 3 and a half months. As part of their studies in International Development and Food Policy at University College Cork  all students carry out a 5 month field placement.  It is a chance for them to see some of their classroom theory in action. Africa Direct have been offering a placement with our partners in Kenya for around 7 years now. We are happy to have Mark working with our partners and find him a valuable asset to our partner relationship.

Mark has been working with The Good Shepherd Sisters in Kitale, Songa Mbele in Nairobi, and St Marian Children Centre. This has involved work in rural slum villages, school’s for children with disabilities and rescue centres. Mark has been covering his experience in a blog, which you can get to by clicking HERE.