Volunteer in Africa

Past Projects

Laura Boardman	 - Product Design volunteer in Africa

Laura Boardman
London, England

When Laura arrived we were in the process of developing a new range of products for our 2009 catalogue. As a trained designer, Laura was able to bring her experience into the various stages of design development including:

  • Designing prints for new batik cloth.
  • Designing new accessories with other volunteers.
  • Designing jewelry and beaded products for the home.
  • Took photos for the catalogue.
  • Assisted with the design of shea butter and soap labels.
  • Designed a sign for Esther's sewing shop.

"I have loved the people I have met. The Global Mamas, the employees and the other volunteers have all been wonderful. Experiencing new materials was fantastic as well as being creative again. For me, the most important part was everything I have picked up by just being here, spending time with the Global Mamas staff and learning about the organization as a whole. Gleaning information about start up business expectations was fascinating."