Local Agency Calon Cymru Fostering sponsors Uni student Sarah to study in Columbia



Local student Sarah Goddard will be travelling to Bogota Columbia to carry out research for a Public Health Programme.

This June Welsh student Sarah will be travelling to Bogota Columbia for a four-week placement at the Institute of Public Health at the Pontificia Javeriana University in Bogota. Calon Cymru Fostering are pleased to sponsor Sarah’s research trip which will provide priceless information for her university studies, gaining a different perspective of public health in a country very different from our own.

Sarah has shared with us the type of work she will be involved in while on her research trip:

“we will get a chance to meet and hear about the work of non-governmental organisations (charities) who manage mental health and chronic disease programmes in Bogota. I will be learning about the health system of Colombia and how years of conflicts have affected the health of the population. I will also get the opportunity to visit the Ministry of Health, National Institute of Health, Military Centre for Rehabilitation and public and private hospitals.”

“the money from Calon Cymru is greatly appreciated and will massively help me fund the trip.”

Supporting the young people of South East and West Wales is highly important to Calon Cymru Fostering; a fostering agency based in Cardiff and Carmarthen. Calon Cymru believe that by providing sponsorships to people like Sarah will help open up the local people of Wales to new and exciting opportunities, not just for them but for others who will benefit from their efforts.

Calon Cymru Fostering are very proud to be able to support Sarah Goddard one of the daughters of our carers Marianne and Simon Goddard in her research trip to Colombia. Sarah is a medical student and is taking part in a study group looking at the Effects of Disaster on Womens Health in the South American country.”- Lisa Howard, Calon Cymru Fostering Social Worker.

To keep up to date with Sarah’s research trip then follow Calon Cymru Fostering on Facebook or visit their website. Alternatively, if you are looking to change careers and could Foster a child then Calon Cymru Fostering would love to hear from you.  Visit their website – www.caloncymrufostering.co.uk / 029 2081 1173 or 01267 223112