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Meha Patel

Sustainable Development and Food Security at Farm Africa & Graduate of International Relations

Work History

Sep 2016Present

Community Fundraising

Farm Africa
  • Providing fundraising and administrative support
  • Supporter care and organisation- collating supporter materials
  • Liaising with community groups regarding work of Farm Africa
  • Researching potential partners and new platforms for Farm Africa Appeal
  • Volunteer speaker training
  • Drafting and submitting RAG partnership applications
  • Creating innovative and creative funding ideas for students
  • Database management. Recording supporter correspondence
  • Raiser's Edge trained
  • Maintaining shared inbox and responding to supporter enquiries
Oct 2015June 2016

Overseas Operations

The Society For Environmental Exploration (Frontier)


  • Staff recruitment: reviewing and processing applications 
  • Managing and updating recruitment websites and advertisements
  • Scheduling and organising interviews 
  • Interviewing candidates 


  • Ensuring that all communications are recorded effectively
  • Set-up and co-ordination of pre-departure Field Staff briefing and training
  • Assisting with pre-departure documentation and submitting to relevant overseas headquarters 
  • Database input and management 
  • Packing and dispatching of equipment out to field projects.

Overseas Projects

  • Monitoring overseas project activities through reporting systems
  • Assisting in collating, checking and filing quarterly reports
  • Packing First Aid Kits to send to field and expeditions 
  • Marine Equipment servicing and maintenance 
  • Checking FCO for up-to-date in-country information, and communicating the information efficiently

Outreach & Events:

  • Presenting at volunteer recruitment sessions at Universities and Schools across UK.
  • Assisting at Briefing Weekend and Training Weekend
  • Representing Frontier and speaking at School Talks, Careers Fairs and similar events
May 2013Jul 2013

NGO Intern

CRCC Asia-Mifan Mama, Shanghai.


  • Project managed a media task that involved working with top Shanghai based Media and Advertising companies to create a promotional video campaign for the Shining Star Orphanage.

Pastoral Care and Early Childhood Development:

  • Assisting with teaching blind and visually impaired children; areas included life skills and early learner academic work.
  • Assisting with curriculum development within specialism.

Fundraising and Project Co-ordination:

  • Co-ordinating volunteers, ensuring adequate cover available.
  • Fundraising: liaising with potential sponsors and donors.

Boxes of Love Project:

  • Logistics: co-ordinating collection and delivery of donations
  • Assisting with programme oversight
  • Event co-ordination and digital marketing.
Sep 2014Mar 2015

Fundraising & Development

SMG Group-Science Museum, London
  • Individual Giving team: Responsible for generating income, funding and charitable donations to support the work of the Museum.
  • Personally engaged with potential peers and high profile supporters of the Museum, soliciting their support and donations/grants.
  • Documenting and submitting Gift-Aid forms.
  • Updating mailing list and correspondence.
  • Promoting and working special events and exhibitions held at the museum, including‘ Science Lates' and Lectures.
  • Writing and translating signage for international visitors.
Jan 2013Nov 2012

Menswear Sales Assistant

Peter Jones(John Lewis Chelsea), London
  • Delivering renowned John Lewis Customer Service.
  • Provided product information and advice/assistance to customers.
  • Stock upkeep, maintaining the shop's look and till work.
Jun 2012Aug 2012

House Manager

Studio Cambridge Summer Language School, Sir William School, Richmond
  • Pastoral Care of 14-18 year olds (CRB Checked).
  • Organise, Supervise and lead activities and excursions.
  • Inducting and supervising students into their residence and Summer School programme.
  • Liaising with management over room allocations and staff rotations.



BA (Hons)

Richmond the American International University in London

BA (Hons) International Relations, Minoring in Economics.Graduating with a 2-1. (GPA 3.4)

Undergraduate Dissertation: The Implications of Increasing Violent Acts against Women in the Developing State of India, on Post-Feminist Social Movements and Gender Equality. (Awarded a First)


A Levels/ GCSEs

Heathfield School GDST

A Levels (BBCC) in Geography, Economics, French, Maths (AS Biology) 

IGCSE Mathematics (A), Double Science (AA)

GCSE (7 A grades) English Literature, English Language, Geography, ICT, French, Classical Civilization, Religious Studies


Palabana Sustainable Farm, Lusaka Zambia June- August 2015

  • Assisted with general upkeep and maintenance 
  • Planting and Harvesting
  • Distributing produce

Food City Projects- Harrow Volunteer. May 2015

  • Volunteered at local green space. Tasks included cleaning, maintaining urban gardens and assisting local school projects.

Model United Nations- Delegate. September 2012- July 2014

  • Writing Position Papers on various topical issues affecting the International community.
  • Representing states in UN committees, such as India in the UNESCO committee.
  • Debating the topic at hand and creating a Resolution Paper to the problems faced by the committee.

Connexions- Harrow- Administrative Assistant: Community and Youth. June- July 2007

  • Writing minutes in meetings, Evaluations and Client Reports.
  • Updating Client Database and collating/presenting information to colleagues.
  • Working with Teenage Pregnancy Team to produce brochures for clients.
  • Researching product information and providing quotes and specifications.
  • Office Duties such as photocopying, answering phones, filing.

Silver Surfers.- Teacher/ Demonstrator

  • Teaching basic computing to the elderly
  • Creating lesson plans

Wings of Hope Award.

  • Fundraising for schools in Malawi and Chennai
  • Presenting a formal presentation to an esteemed panel

Student Ambassador- University Representative

  • Attending UCAS fairs
  • Promoting University to visitors

 Young Enterprise- Marketing and Sales Manager

  • Marketing and Sales
  • Pitching product ideas to Managing Director
  • Creating advertising campaigns

Duke of Edinburgh Award Silver Award

  • Expeditions
  • Teamwork and group challenges
  • Orienteering and route planning
  • Outdoor survival training

School Newspaper- Co-Editor and Writer

  • Writing weekly articles
  • Proof-reading and Editing