After a decade of establishing City Hearts UK, Managing Director Karen Bianchi has taken on the new role of International Development Coordinator. Having moved out to Ghana last month, here she talks about her new role…

As an organisation we want to continue to spread our influence beyond the UK and reach more vulnerable women, children and men across the globe.

I’m most excited to be on the ground in Accra to get first-hand experience with the children and their incredible families. They have already overcome so many challenges to remain in education – I find their perseverance inspiring.

In addition to the project that we’re building here in West Africa, we are passionate about expanding our current program in Frankfurt Germany. And we have already started making connections in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It’s exciting for us to use the expertise we have developed over City Hearts twelve year history in a wider context.