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Press and News - 1st March 2012

Mark Abbott in Swaziland with Skillshare International


Mark Abbott in Swaziland

Mark Abbott, the Rector's younger son, is in Manzini, Swaziland for three months, volunteering with Skillshare International, an organisation which seeks to reduce abuse against women and children, through education, counselling, and court observation. Mark is using his legal training to help those who are vulnerable and who have few other people to help them. Skillshare International describes its vision in these words "Our vision is of a world without poverty, injustice and inequality where people, regardless of cultural, social and political divides, come together for mutual benefit, living in peaceful co-existence".

A number of parishioners have kindly sponsored Mark, and the question is often asked of how he is getting on. Mark is grateful for the interest and concern and the Rector is pleased to say that he has settled well and seems happy and fulfilled in his new environment, tackling such challenging work. If you would like to read Mark's account of his experience so far, please go to:


Mark Abbott in Swaziland with fellow volunteers

Last Modified Friday 24 February 2012