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  • "I developed a campaign to inspire the people of Recife to support CPP and help street children recapture their dreams."

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    Alice Hooper

    Agency: Leo Burnett
    NGO: CPP
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: March 17, 2011
  • "I became a Recifense for a month in order to help women from the city’s disadvantaged communities sell products they make out of rubbish & realise their dreams of a better future."

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    Alice McKenzie

    Agency: D&AD & Saatchi&Saatchi
    NGO: Instituto Solidare
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: May 11, 2015
  • "I spent a month in Uganda creating a brand for a charity’s guesthouse to support their activities for the future."

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    Andrew Connolly

    Agency: BBH
    NGO: The Kasiisi Project
    Location: Kibale National Park, Uganda
    Start date: January 08, 2016
  • "I spent a month in Recife helping to raise awareness of Em Cena in the community where they work."

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    Anna Bradfield

    Agency: WPP & JWT New York
    NGO: Em Cena Arte e Cidadania
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: November 15, 2009
  • "I worked in Lilongwe helping change agricultural practices to improve nutrition, soil fertility and water management, along with providing a sustainable income and future for Malawians."

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    Ben Shaffery

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
    NGO: Kusamala
    Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
    Start date: March 02, 2015
  • "Callum is currently in Kenya for his placement with DSWT. Stay tuned!"

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    Callum Cheatle

    Agency: WPP & Group XP
    NGO: David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust
    Location: Nairobi, Kenya
    Start date: September 11, 2017
  • "I worked in Brazil for a month developing an ad campaign for an HIV/AIDS NGO."

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    Chris Jackson

    Agency: Leo Burnett
    NGO: Gestos
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: October 01, 2007
  • "Chris is heading to Namibia in January 2018. Stay tuned! "

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    Chris Kelsch

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy NY
    NGO: Giraffe Conservation Foundation
    Location: Windhoek, Namibia
    Start date: January 29, 2018
  • "I spent a month in Ethiopia developing strategies and tools with the team at The School of St Yared that will help them attract future donors and sponsors sustainably."

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    Claire Carmichael

    Agency: WPP & GPY&R Sydney
    NGO: The School of St Yared
    Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
    Start date: June 02, 2016
  • "I spent 2 months working with Plan International, and 9 amazing young girls from around the world, to raise awareness of girls’ rights and advance gender equality."

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    Claire Jackson

    Agency: WPP & JWT London
    NGO: Plan International
    Location: New York, US
    Start date: February 23, 2012
  • "Dhatri is currently in Brazil for her placement with Espaço da Criança. Stay tuned for updates!"

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    Dhatri Navanayagam

    Agency: WPP
    NGO: Espaço da Criança
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: October 02, 2017
  • "Our comms campaign got companies in Recife to hire previously homeless adolescents, persuading them that they can make a positive contribution to their business."

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    Dylan Viner

    Agency: WPP & JWT New York
    NGO: O Pequeno Nazareno
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: March 19, 2012
  • "I developed a campaign to improve the lives of street garbage pickers in Recife by getting people to recycle..."

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    Ed Richards

    Agency: Leo Burnett
    NGO: Edificio Ecologico
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: March 02, 2009
  • "I spent a month in Rwanda helping Girl Effect plan for their transition to a 'creative social business'."

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    Elisa Birtwistle

    Agency: WPP & The Futures Company
    NGO: Girl Effect
    Location: Kigali, Rwanda
    Start date: September 05, 2016
  • "I worked with Iracambi on a conservation project in the Atlantic Rainforest. The aim was to raise corporate sponsorship to increase the size of the protected forest..."

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    Elizabeth Barr

    Agency: BBH
    NGO: Iracambi
    Location: Serra do Brigadeiro, Brazil
    Start date: October 30, 2012
  • "I worked with Em Cena, an NGO in Recife, raising awareness & increasing the understanding of the impact of drugs in the community through the students themselves."

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    Emma Davenport

    Agency: D&AD & Mother London
    NGO: Em Cena
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: April 08, 2015
  • "I worked in Bhavnagar, India with child rights organisation Shaishav. We developed a brand positioning, communications tools and a strategy to position Shaishav as a more attractive target for donations from corporates and individuals. "

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    Emma Johnston-Donne

    Agency: BBH London
    NGO: Shaishav Trust
    Location: Bhavnagar, India
    Start date: January 23, 2017
  • "My time in Rio was spent developing a toolkit of marketing strategies for underprivileged female artisans groups that were designed to teach them how to brand their business, grow their awareness and generate sales leads on their own."

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    Eryn LeMesurier

    Agency: FCB Toronto
    NGO: Rede Asta
    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Start date: October 10, 2016
  • "I spent the best month of my life creating a comms campaign to encourage businesses in Recife to recycle with Edifício Ecológico."

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    Ewa Kwolek

    Agency: Proximity London
    NGO: Edifício Ecológico
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: March 05, 2012
  • "I spent a month working for the Kasiisi Project in rural Western Uganda, developing a business and communications strategy to help the project become self-sustainable."

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    Hanne Haugen

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
    NGO: Kasiisi Project
    Location: Kibale National Park, Uganda
    Start date: October 21, 2013
  • "I spent a month with an HIV/AIDS NGO in Recife helping to decrease discrimination about people who are living with the virus."

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    Harry Dromey

    Agency: Leo Burnett
    NGO: GTP+
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: October 18, 2010
  • "In a month I created a campaign with Promundo in Rio de Janeiro that advocates for a woman’s right to choose."

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    Haywood Watkins

    Agency: WPP
    NGO: Instituto Promundo
    Location: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    Start date: May 16, 2016
  • "I spent a month at a Brazilian children's hospital helping to raise awareness of their bazaar and increase donations."

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    Helen James

    Agency: BBH
    NGO: IMIP
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: October 18, 2010
  • "I worked with Barefeet Theatre in Lusaka (Zambia) to develop a corporate communications strategy for the organisation."

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    Holly McGavock

    Agency: Grey NY
    NGO: Barefeet Theatre
    Location: Lusaka, Zambia
    Start date: November 04, 2013
  • "I worked in Recife working with an HIV & Aids awareness NGO to help them grow their awareness and secure additional revenue through partnerships with local businesses."

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    Jamie Watson

    Agency: BBH
    NGO: GTP+
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: March 16, 2015
  • "I spent a month at Iracambi in the Atlantic Forest organizing their Iracambi Strong education program, planning their communications and setting up a scholarship program for students."

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    Jen Vladimirsky

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy NY
    NGO: Iracambi
    Location: Serra do Brigadeiro, Brazil
    Start date: October 05, 2015
  • "I worked in Recife creating a communications campaign to promote the work of Instituto Solidare to the large corporations based in their community.

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    Jeremy Gleeson

    Agency: BBH
    NGO: Institute Solidare
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: October 31, 2011
  • "I developed a campaign to raise awareness of a local children's NGO that provides schooling, food and shelter to children and adolescents living in extreme poverty. "

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    Joseph Pirrie

    Agency: Proximity London
    NGO: Espaço da Criança
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: April 25, 2011
  • "I spent a month promoting a culture of greater forgiveness in Malawi, specifically towards children who have previously been convicted of criminal activity who are returning to their communities."

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    Kate Nicoli

    Agency: Leo Burnett London
    NGO: Chance 4 Change
    Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
    Start date: March 07, 2016
  • "I spent a month working in Cabo to help the youth forum group of Cabo establish an identity
    and strategy in order to engage a wider youth audience about their political rights."

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    Kelly Satchell

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy London
    NGO: Centro das Mulheres do Cabo
    Location: Cabo de Sto Agostinho, Brazil
    Start date: February 22, 2016
  • "I spent a month in Recife, working with a group of university students to create a campaign that would help change perceptions of Em Cena, a local arts organization."

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    Laura Pearlstein

    Agency: WPP & Landor
    NGO: Em Cena - Arte e cidadania
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: September 03, 2012
  • "I spent a month in Tofo, Mozambique, developing materials to introduce MMF to potential donors. "

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    Lauren Smith

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy NY
    NGO: Marine Megafauna Foundation
    Location: Tofo, Mozambique
    Start date: October 17, 2016
  • "I spent a month in Lilongwe, Malawi, evolving the GreenRoot brand to allow them to grow their investment portfolio – growth that will help them to provide meaningful financial support for thousands of low-income Malawians."

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    Lorna Burt

    Agency: Leo Burnett
    NGO: Greenroot Finance
    Location: Lilongwe, Malawi
    Start date: August 04, 2014
  • "I spent a month in Recife helping build positive perceptions of human rights defenders and the work they do."

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    Mark Dewings

    Agency: WPP & Ogilvy New York
    NGO: Movimento Nacional de Direitos Humanos (MNDH)
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: November 15, 2009
  • "I spent a month with the Quilombo in Brazil's Sertão filming a documentary..."

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    Matt Oxley

    Agency: Tribal DDB London
    NGO: International Service and AQCC
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: February 05, 2009
  • "I spent a month with Espaço da Criança in Recife helping them create valuable partnerships
    with local businesses to secure their future."

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    Melissa Parsey

    Agency: WPP & JWT New York
    NGO: Espaço da Criança
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: August 26, 2013
  • "I worked in Recife developing communications to show that street children can have a future and that it is possible to help them."

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    Micha Colombo

    Agency: WPP & Digit London
    NGO: Grupo Ruas e Praças
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: April 05, 2010
  • "I spent a month in Recife helping LAR build a corporate donor club and help change attitudes about disability within society in general."

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    Mike Alhadeff

    Agency: Grey London
    NGO: Lar Rejane Marques
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: February 24, 2015
  • "I have spent an amazing month in Recife helping an NGO develop and launch a new initiative that will focus on raising the profile of healthy food and nutrition in schools."

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    Milla Chaplin

    Agency: WPP & Mindshare
    NGO: CPP
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: October 28, 2014
  • "I spent two weeks in Paris developing a first time communications plan for the Womanity Award in their fight to address violence against women."

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    Natascha Vega-Pertuz

    Agency: Grey NY
    NGO: The Womanity Foundation
    Location: Paris, France
    Start date: January 05, 2015
  • "I spent a month in Recife developing a campaign to remind people that some of life's most important lessons are in the stories we read as children."

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    Nazia du Bois

    Agency: WPP & Ogilvy London
    NGO: Boca do Lixo
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: March 16, 2011
  • "I spent a month in Recife creating communication assets for Grupo Ruas e Praças to show there is life in the street and the dreams and hopes of street children are worth a fight."

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    Nicolas Jayr

    Agency: BBH
    NGO: Grupo Ruas e Praças
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: November 11, 2013
  • "I worked in Brazil developing communications to promote children's human rights..."

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    Penny Brough

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
    NGO: Plan
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: November 01, 2007
  • "I spent a month in Brazil developing a campaign to get more schools to volunteer with Habitat for Humanity."

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    Rachael Stephens

    Agency: Glue Isobar
    NGO: Habitat for Humanity
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: January 05, 2011
  • "I developed a communications campaign to help strengthen the sustainability of an HIV/AIDS NGO in Recife..."

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    Ryan Fisher

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy
    NGO: GTP+
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: November 03, 2008
  • "I worked with the National Department of Health in Pretoria, South Africa to develop a week-by-week guide for HIV +/- pregnant women and their newborns."

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    Sam Wagner

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy NY
    NGO: National Department of Health of South Africa
    Location: Pretoria, South Africa
    Start date: July 01, 2013
  • "I spent a month in Lusaka, working to understand the entertainment industry in order to make Barefeet sustainable enough to fund the work they do with vulnerable and homeless kids in need."

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    Samantha Miller

    Agency: Grey NY
    NGO: Barefeet Theatre
    Location: Lusaka, Zambia
    Start date: October 23, 2014
  • "I raised awareness of the evictions happening because of Brazil’s World Cup, and launched a campaign to pressure the government to pay fair compensation."

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    Sarah Walker

    Agency: WPP & Millward Brown
    NGO: Comitê Popular da Copa
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: September 10, 2013
  • "I helped to build a three-year plan for the Golden Baobab that will ensure millions of
    African children will get the books they deserve."

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    Scott Brenman

    Agency: WPP / MEC London
    NGO: Golden Baobab
    Location: Accra, Ghana
    Start date: February 29, 2016
  • "Tara is going to Madagascar in 2018. Stay tuned for updates!"

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    Tara Beckefeld

    Agency: adam&eveDDB
    NGO: Symrise, GIZ and Save the Children
    Location: Antananarivo, Madagascar
    Start date: October 02, 2017
  • "I created an easy, implementable brand and comms strategy for the Atlantic rainforest NGO Iracambi."

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    Tiffany Sherrington

    Agency: WPP & Mindshare
    NGO: Iracambi
    Location: Serra do Brigadeiro, Brazil
    Start date: June 01, 2009
  • "I spent a month in Accra working on Golden Baobab's brand strategy to help them become the most exciting and attractive social enterprise in Africa."

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    Tiffany Winter

    Agency: WPP & Mindshare
    NGO: The Golden Baobab
    Location: Ghana
    Start date: November 22, 2012
  • "I worked in Varanasi, India for one month developing communications to raise awareness within the rickshaw driving community of a route out of debt and constant rent through the work of SMV Wheels and the vehicle ownership they enable."

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    Tom Reas

    Agency: Grey London
    NGO: SMV Wheels
    Location: Varanasi, India
    Start date: February 17, 2016
  • "I worked with Hestian in Malawi to promote fuel-efficient technologies and helped reduce carbon emissions one stove at a time."

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    Trevor Gilley

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy NY
    NGO: Hestian
    Location: Lilongwe
    Start date: November 12, 2012
  • "I worked with an NGO in Recife to develop a campaign that highlights the importance of preserving the mangroves."

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    Tristan Ramsdale

    Agency: WPP & Landor
    NGO: Centro Escola Mangue
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: July 18, 2011
  • "I spent a month in Guatemala trying to save the ocean. Turns out it’s much bigger than I thought."

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    Will Wells

    Agency: Wieden+Kennedy London
    NGO: MAR Fund
    Location: Guatemala City, Guatemala
    Start date: May 02, 2017
  • "I spend a month in Recife developing a campaign that helped young girls understand their self-worth and their rights in order to prevent them falling into the cycle of sexual exploitation."

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    Yewande Sokan

    Agency: WPP & Maxus London
    NGO: ActionAid Brazil
    Location: Recife, Brazil
    Start date: November 03, 2014