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Alumna gives back to a school that gave her so much

As an international humanitarian, Linda has spent the last two decades spanning every continent around the globe with her ‘boots on the ground’ in refugee camps, war-torn areas and major catastrophic disaster zones. Her story includes an inspiring meeting with Prince Charles, uplifting words from Sir Richard Branson, as well as guidance from the Dalai Lama.

Much of this has been captured in her latest book, ‘Leading on the Frontline’. In his forward, Sir Richard Branson says,” What I’ve witnessed is a person of real action, willing to throw herself into a problem in order to solve it. You can count on Linda to deliver, always. Her courage determination and brilliant mind also compel everyone around her to jump in, roll up their sleeves and put their all into making things happen.”  

Yet despite a hectic global schedule, Linda has committed to leading two international leadership programmes each year for the students here.

“I absolutely loved my time at Redmaids’ ,” Linda explains, “so it is a real privilege for me to give back to a school that gave me so much.”

During the summer, she led a group of Sixth Formers on a ground-breaking, 16-day trip to earthquake-hit Nepal and in October, she will lead a group in Morocco. In both cases, Linda is using her contacts to provide the girls with unique educational insights into the country, the culture and the people.

As Mrs Tobias said in a testimonial published in Linda’s book, “Linda perfectly embodies our school ethos. We need more global citizens with her drive, commitment and knowledge if we are to tackle international challenges relating to health, education and poverty. This is why we are delighted she is working closely with us, running highly-educational, overseas humanitarian trips for our students. Together, we aim to develop the leaders of the future.”   

www.lindacruse.com

Date Posted: 28 September 2018
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