Wallace Quinn employee Karter Kane off on an Africa volunteering adventure

Wallace Quinn employee Karter Kane has left us to undertake an exciting volunteering opportunity in Malawi.  Twenty one year old Karter and her boyfriend are off to volunteer at a school on the shores of Lake Malawi for eight weeks before beginning an African and Asian backpacking adventure.

Karter says,

“I’ve loved my time here at Wallace Quinn since finishing my law degree but I’m only twenty-one and still a bit restless to see some of the world before considering training to become a solicitor.   I’ve always been drawn to volunteering and found an organisation called ‘Naturally Africa Volunteers’ who are looking for people to help in schools.  Malawi is a stable country that has a lot of poverty and needs a lot of help.  It’s not uncommon for teachers to have classes with up to 150 pupils, so they rely on volunteers to help deliver a better quality of education.  I’m currently doing an online teaching course to help me teach English as a foreign language, but I’ll also helpfully be helping out with some maths and sciences and some history as well.”

Karter also hopes to help teach the kids a hobby she particularly enjoys herself.  Karter says,

“The two main sports in Malawi seem to be football and netball.  I’ve played netball for years and have even done some coaching in the sport here in Scotland, so I’m hoping I’ll be able to either help with an after school netball club or start one at the school I’ll be volunteering with.   There are also popular ‘library clubs’ after school that try and instil a lifelong love of reading and I’ll definitely be up for helping with that”.

“I’ve been in touch with the charity coordinators to see what books I can take with me and I’ll also take some netball equipment.  Basically, whatever we can fit in an extra suitcase for the flight over.  We’ll also take some stationary because even basic things like pencils and notebooks are in short supply’.

After Karter’s two months in Malawi, she’s off to tour South Africa before continuing her backpacking adventure in Hong Kong and then seeing wherever the wanderlust takes her.  The rest of us at Wallace Quinn are more than a little jealous of what sounds like an exciting and worthwhile adventure.

Good luck Karter – we can’t wait to see the pictures when you get back.

Get in Touch







    The Latest News from Wallace Quinn

    Staging – Setting the stage to sell your property

    Staging – Setting the stage to sell your property

    Tried and tested results At Wallace Quinn, we work with Keys Estate Agents to market and sell property in Glasgow and the west. Staging is a property marketing service offered by Keys and is great if you want your property to come alive in pictures and at viewings in...

    Two important documents everyone should have

    Two important documents everyone should have

    As we pass the second anniversary of the first coronavirus lockdown, there is no doubt this pandemic has given us much to think about. The speed with which Covid-19 quickly took away members of so many families, especially in the early days of the pandemic, gives us...

    Buying a house with a partner

    Buying a house with a partner

    In this article we look at the situation where you are buying a house with a partner to whom you not married to nor in a civil partnership with. There are certain safeguards available to married couples and those in a civil partnership that are not available to...

    Property Funding checks – why and how we do it

    Property Funding checks – why and how we do it

    For many years, Law Society of Scotland regulations and anti money-laundering laws have obliged us to undertake ‘source of fund’ checks for conveyancing clients.  One of the final steps in the conveyancing journey is for both the mortgage companies (if using one) and...

    Staff News

    Staff News

    At Wallace Quinn, we firmly believe in the importance of career development and providing opportunities and support to our staff.  We run a trainee solicitor programme and we support our staff with training opportunities and career development. As our firm continues...