Type of Fellowship: General
Year of Fellowship: 2017
Sarah has been the Executive Director of PHASE Worldwide for four years. PHASE is a UK-based INGO empowering communities in isolated regions of Nepal to access health, education and livelihood opportunities. Sarah is an advocate for direct funding to local organisations working in the Global South, as she believes this better ensures capacity-building and empowerment for civil society organisations. Sarah has been involved in International Development for several years, a passion born out of her time in remote Cambodia where she worked to support the local government to improve education, with a focus on girls and minority language provision.
Born in West Yorkshire, Sarah studied Sociology and Social Policy at Bristol University. After graduating, she started her career as Vice President of the Students Union, advocating for student rights, then worked for Bristol City Council, with an aim to increase the city’s school attendance rates. Sarah continued her work with young adults facilitating experiential education tours for teenagers throughout Asia for a leading development education organisation based in the USA.
Sarah has a master’s degree in Education and Global Development and now lives in Bristol where she sits on the board of the South West International Development Network.
Current principal role: Executive Director
Current principal organisation: PHASE Worldwide