Jeanette Pauline Smith (Jeanette Smith)
www.jeanettesmithjournalism.com Journalist since 1966; local editor 4 years. Senior university lecturer in journalism/media law 12 years to 2008. Vast experience in reporting news, courts,councils;arts inc theatre, ballet, opera. Available for journalistic and academic projects, proof reading, copywriting, scriptwriting,travel writing, media training.Happy to write for press, magazines, trade journals,websites etc. Can supply digi pix. Have worked in Liverpool, Southport, Wirral, Chester, Southampton.
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Profile last updated: 2011-09-06 23:26:59
Apart from a love of writing, interest in people and what they do I am also interested in the equal rights (or the lack of them) for people in third world countries. Thus I travelled to Rwanda for a month in 2007 where I taught at a school for orphans, and returned in 2011 for six weeks. I learnt a great deal about the genocide of 1994 and the aftermath that has so affected this country. I was appalled at the poverty I saw but impressed by the spirit of the people. Therefore, I am interested in anything that affects Rwanda, and the bordering countries of Democratic Republic of Congo and Kenya. I support a young man and his family in Rwanda where I can, and also have helped a young woman with stunted legs who needs surgery and protheses. I also keep in touch with many pupils, some teachers, missionaries, and an English woman who runs a baby orphanage in Ruhengeri, Rwanda. I am also the publicity officer for the Shyira Trust - a trust that my local church runs that has helped re-build the delapidated maternity hospital, schools and also helped build a new counselling centre and hospice in this remote, but beautiful hilltop region.
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|Jeanette Smith with pupils of Sonrise School, Rwanda|
|I visited Rwanda as a self funded volunteer teacher in 2007.|