AN AID worker is visiting Kenya to meet communities recovering from post-election violence.
Zoe Jones, of Catholic aid agency Cafod, plans to spend two weeks visiting peace-building projects in the country’s slums.
The 24-year-old, from Wrexham, will see how money raised by Cafod supporters is helping fund Projects for Peace, which helps young people get involved with initiatives in their community.
Zoe said: “I don’t really know what to expect, I think it will be hard seeing such poverty first hand, I just hope two weeks is enough time to get to know people properly.
“We’ll be visiting lots of different places around the country and I’m looking forward to seeing the change in the communities our fundraising has contributed to.
“I’m going to bring back a lot of photos and stories so our supporters know they are really making a difference.”
Zoe will also visit communities affected by Aids and HIV, and where Cafod’s local partners have been supporting crisis centres, trauma counselling and training in reconciliation skills, as well as providing emergency survival kits such as food and blankets.
She added: “I chose Kenya as I’m very interested in the economy and politics of East African countries as I studied them throughout my undergraduate and Masters degrees, which I did in International Politics and Development Policy.”