January 17th 2018
Disaster Relief for Josceline Cluff
Elder Josceline Cluff featured on the ‘Alumni Stories’ section of the Round Square website this term, profiling her career in disaster relief.
Whilst at school, Josceline took full advantage of opportunities provided by being at a Round Square school. She went on an exchange to the Indian School Al Ghubra in Oman, and a Conference in Gordonstoun. These experiences fuelled a desire to see more of the world.
Josceline went on to achieve a degree in History from the University of Warwick, where she was able to take part in the ERASMUS programme allowing her to spend a year studying at the University of Seville. A Graduate Diploma in Law followed, and Josceline is now currently studying for her Master’s degree, in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies. Her studies are in addition to her disaster relief work.
Josceline is now Program Director at All Hands Volunteers, a volunteer-powered disaster relief organisation dedicated to rebuilding hope for people impacted by natural disasters all over the world. Her volunteer work has taken her to the Philippines, after super typhoon Haiyan; to Nepal, in the wake of the 2015 earthquake; and to Malawi, to help communities recover from a mass flood.
Reflecting on Kurt Hahn’s philosophies, Josceline said, “Everything about the Round Square IDEALS is about justice and service and helping people who are most in need. The longer I have spent out of school, the more I have appreciated how fortunate I was to be part of such a wonderful philosophy.
It’s quite a rare thing to have received an education that nurtures your desire to explore, learn and care in such an organised and exciting way.”
You can read Josceline’s fascinating story on the Round Square website.