A volunteer from St Albans is to have his photography featured in an exhibition of images from around the world, which will be on display in Westminster’s Central Hall for a month before travelling around the UK.

The photograph by Remi Bumstead, 26, from St Albans, was chosen to appear in the exhibition after seeing off competition from more than 300 photographers from 22 other countries in the annual International Citizen Service (ICS) Photography Competition.

Remi took the photograph to be displayed while volunteering in Iganga District, Uganda in August to November 2015 where he worked on a project to help primary school pupils with understanding puberty and sexual health, as part of the UK Government funded ICS programme.

Remi said: “This photo was taken in one of the primary schools in the small town of Nakalama in eastern Uganda. Specifically the school that our host father had set up along with many other enterprises in the town. This photo shows a session with a P4 (primary four) class about puberty.

“As part of our programme from Restless Development my three teams of volunteers would visit local schools on a regular basis and carry out sessions on sexual reproductive health (SRH). As a team we discovered that the best way to engage the kids was to involve them with as much of the teaching as possible, so we would get them to help out with the class and make the sessions as interactive as we could.”

Remi’s image will be on display at Westminster Central Hall, London, from Monday, December 5 until Saturday, January 3. Members of the public can visit the exhibition for free.

Remi’s photo was chosen to be included in the exhibition by a panel of three photography professionals, after he entered the ICS Photography Competition.

Since 2012, ICS has sent more than 40 young people from St Albans and 900 from East England to volunteer on projects abroad, alongside young volunteers from the country they’re in. Young people don’t need cash or qualifications to take part, just the motivation and commitment to make a difference.

Felicity Morgan, director of ICS at VSO, said: “Remi’s photo invites you into the world of an international volunteer. Volunteering overseas isn’t just about travelling and experiencing new cultures, it’s about making a real difference to the community you’re in. By working on properly planned, long-term projects and living with local families, our volunteers are able to immerse themselves in a new way of living, as well as making a difference.”

To find out more about ICS and see all the winners and runners up of the photography competition visit volunteerics.org.