Young Dundee woman has a once-in-a-lifetime Girlguiding trip to Cambodia

A Girlguiding Scotland member from Dundee is back from the journey of a lifetime to Cambodia, where she took part in an exciting community development project.

Fiona Loudoun, 30, a Leader with 81stA Dundee Brownies, led five other Girlguiding members on a trip to Cambodia through Girlguiding’s Guiding Overseas Linked with Development (GOLD) scheme.

Fiona, a Paediatric Occupational Therapist, spent three weeks in Phnom Penh and surrounding provinces where she helped deliver exciting projects including training young people in leadership skills and team working and helping them develop their confidence.

Fiona said: “I have been fortunate enough to have been part of GOLD on two occasions now and have been able to see the impact it has on girls and young women all over the world.

“It’s great to be part of something that boosts the confidence and communication skills of those that take part.

“It’s given me the opportunity to develop my own communication, leadership and management skills too.”

Founded in 1991, GOLD offers young women between the ages of 18 and 30 the chance to develop their potential, improve their skills and make a long-lasting positive difference in communities as far afield as Honduras, Madagascar, Russia, South Africa and Thailand.

For more information on how to join the adventure with Girlguiding Scotland, as a member or a volunteer, visit www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk.

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Notes to editor:

  1. Girlguiding Scotland is Scotland’s leading charity for girls and young women, with 50,000 young members. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. Find out more at www.girlguidingscotland.org.uk.
  2. Girlguiding is the leading charity for girls and young women in the UK, with 559,996 members. Thanks to the dedication and support of 100,000 amazing volunteers, we are active in every part of the UK, giving girls and young women a space where they can be themselves, have fun, build brilliant friendships, gain valuable life skills and make a positive difference to their lives and their communities. We build girls’ confidence and raise their aspirations. We give them the chance to discover their full potential and encourage them to be a powerful force for good. We give them a space to have fun. We run Rainbows (5—7 years), Brownies (7—10 years), Guides (10—14 years) and The Senior Section (14—25 years). Registered Charity No. 306016. www.girlguiding.org.uk