Navshika Beeharry is a charity consultant, policy advisor, traveller and blogger with a love for undertaking pro-bono missions on behalf of African NGOs.
Navshika embarks on voluntary work that aims to review the foreign aid dependency that many international charities are trapped in, by sharing candid stories of people and projects overseas that those living in the UK can join in solving.
In 2015, she was selected to volunteer in Tanzania as part of the UK Government’s International Citizen Service, and later fought against the traditional and competitive international development sector by becoming unemployed in her wait to find paid work. Taking matters into her own hands, this inspired her decision to independently engage with organisations through the power of social media and networking.
Since 2016, Navshika has travelled to Canada, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, France, Togo & Mauritius, and worked with the likes of VSO, Restless Development, RESULTS, UK Parliament and ‘Project Everyone’ – a Sustainable Development Goals campaign founded by Richard Curtis (British screenwriter and film director).
In October 2017, Navshika was invited to speak about her career journey so far at a TEDx conference organised by the University of Royal Holloway (TEDxRHUL) and has since began her new role as the Head of Communications & Marketing for Kailend from January 2018.