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Sinem Cakir on why you should apply for the Fellowship

Posted on May 4, 2015
Posted by Sinem Cakir
Fellowship: 2013

You've seen the chatter on Twitter, you've had the emails, you've looked at the website. But why should YOU apply for the Clore Social Fellowship?

This is what 2013 Fellow Sinem Cakir had to say.

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Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Youth sector.

Volunteers getting together, is cleverer

Posted on June 7, 2013
Posted by Sinem Cakir
Fellowship: 2013

Individuals can inspire great social change, but its difficult to accomplish great things on your own.

I'm very excited about what might happen if more people, were to connect with others who might want to make a difference. The August 2011 riots that started in London, probably had many of us united by shock, fear and a feeling of wanting the disruption and chaos to stop. Many of us were only united by those things through the scenes on our TV screens. Things started to change, when people connected and then acted.

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Tags: Charity; Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Volunteering; Youth sector.

When I grow up, I want to be a volunteer

Posted on May 30, 2013
Posted by Sinem Cakir
Fellowship: 2013

When I was growing up, I wanted to be a professional sports person. I wanted to sprint like Linford Christie or play professional 'soccer' in the USA. Now I realise that my 'work' and what I'm being is not solely about what I do to get paid. 

Rather, like many others, I contribute to the world through the unpaid ways that I choose to give my time and skills. Over the last 10 years of finding ways to help out, I've learned so much from giving my time as a telephone counsellor at ChildLine, coach educator at TackleAfrica, London 2012 GamesMaker and youth mentor at the Wilderness Foundation. 

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Tags: Clore Social Fellows; Clore Social Leadership; Clore Social Leadership Programme; Leadership; Volunteering; Youth sector.

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