Catriona Young

Catriona Young

Further Education and Employment Coordinator

My main responsibility in RSVP is to inform our sponsors when their student has completed secondary school and ask them to consider if they could support their student to university or specialized vocational training. I love working with RSVP and getting to see students come from the very poorest families to then see them reach law school, nursing, engineering among other impressive career paths.

I first visited Rwanda in 2013 as a 15-year-old school student as my school had a partnership with RSVP. Its fair to say since then I have been obsessed.

I became a trustee 3 years later and spent 9 months in Rwanda teaching English to both primary school pupils and teachers.