Mary Parkes

MARY PARKES

UK

My name is Mary Parkes I am 16 years old and I have recently completed the National Citizen Service Program in the UK. Whilst on this programme I was introduced to Anthony Veluz a representative of Elephant Branded. Anthony gave us a informative brief on the work undertaken by Elephant Branded for children's education and equipment.

It would be a pleasure to help Elephant Branded, as education is a basic human right. The help given by EB provides access to knowledge to allow children to have the power to control and decide their own future, rather than falling into society's expectation of children in less fortunate situations.

Furthermore I am currently studying A-levels in Philosophy and Ethics, History, Product Design and Art, before going on to study Law and Human Rights at university. Also because of this I have a great interest in helping those who need support to ensure they gain their basic human rights and opportunities, helping them to gain a equal stance in society as any other person would have.