International Citizen Service is a development programme that brings together young people from the UK and developing countries to volunteer in some of the poorest communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. ICS makes the most of the unique contribution young people can bring to development – passion, energy and the ability to reach other young people. All of our projects are carefully planned to be sustainable and focussed on long term impact.
ICS creates active citizens at home and abroad. Like Global Citizen, ICS encourages a global network of people inspired to take action on the world’s most pressing issues.
Atika Shafa, 21, is part of a team of 10 young people trying to make transport safe for women. Read more
Helen Pankhurst, like her famous relative, is a leading voice in the fight for gender equality. Read more
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Edna Adan went from the first Somali female to drive a car to a fearless FGM activist. Read more
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Nathaniel was just 17 when he contracted HIV after having unprotected sex on a one night stand. Read more