Anneliese Manchester – Community Fundraising Officer
Community Fundraising Officer
I joined the Buturi team in 2017. I was drawn to volunteer for the Charity as I had spent a year in Tanzania (2012 – 2013) volunteering for a Canadian-based NGO, which is a similar grass-roots organization. It also supported a variety of projects in a collection of impoverished rural villages and I helped on their ‘Montessori Outreach Programme’. I had recently qualified as a Montessori teacher, after a variety of jobs and qualifications. I have travelled and worked abroad extensively in the past, but this experience opened up a whole new world to me. I felt fortunate, on moving to Devon, to discover the Buturi Project. I feel that my time in ‘the field’ has given me special knowledge and insight into the challenges and fascinating work that small charities face in developing countries. I have particularly enjoyed been involved in local fund-raising events here in Devon.