National Scholarship Program in Australia

 
$9,030
$5,970
Raised
Remaining
Mar 4, 2014

Global Youth Crisis

Dear Supporter,

Today's youth face an opportunity divide–a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not. 

According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), some 200 million people are unemployed, 75 million of which are between the ages of 15 and 24. Both developed nations and emerging economies alike are struggling to create pathways to employment for their young citizens. The skills mismatch in youth labor markets is an underlying cause of this persistent and growing trend. Almost 45 percent of young people said that their current jobs were not related to their studies, and of these more than half viewed their jobs as temporary and said they were planning to leave (America and the Global Economy, 2013).

The GVI Charitable Trust National Scholarship Programs provide opportunities for students and adults in the regions where we work to receive support and access to education, training and opportunities that may lead to long term improvements for them, their local community and environment. Alumni from the National Scholarship Program have gone on to make considerable achievements, including higher degrees, and participate in and lead humanitarian and conservation initiatives around the world, achieving positions such as Directors, Senior Researchers, Head Rangers and Community Teachers. 

Thank you for continuing to support this project in 2014.

All the best

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust manager

Dec 11, 2013

First Scholarships coming in from FYA/YPWB

Dear Supporter,

As I mentioned in my previous report, we have set up a partnership with the Federation of Young Australians program Young People Without Borders. 

Through the FYA program Young People Without Borders (YPWB) we will be offering merit-based grants to disadvantaged participants from Australia who have done exceptional charity work in their own communities. We want to be able to offer these individuals the opportunity to volunteer with a global organisation. 

 

Today's youth face an opportunity divide–a gap between those who have access to the skills and training they need to be successful, and those who do not. According to the International Labor Organization (ILO), some 200 million people are unemployed, 75 million of which are between the ages of 15 and 24. Both developed nations and emerging economies alike are struggling to create pathways to employment for their young citizens. 
In 2014, YPWB will be offering scholarships for young Australians to take placements with GVI in 2014. They will be highlighting to the GVI Charitable Trust individuals who are disadvantaged but have a lot of potential and do great work in their own communities. These individuals will be eligable for the National Scholarship program, made possible by your donations and support.

Many thanks for your support. 

Sophie Birkett
Charitable Trust manager

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Sep 12, 2013

GVI Charitable Trust and FYA partnership

Dear supporter,

I am very happy to announce that our future partnership with the Foundation for Young Australians (FYA)is moving forward swiftly!

Through the FYA program Young People Without Borders (YPWB) we will be offering merit-based grants to disadvantaged participants from Australia who have done exceptional charity work in their own communities. We want to be able to offer these individuals the opportunity to volunteer with a global organisation. Our mission is to increase cultural understanding and awareness of global issues within our alumni and to equip our alumni with the knowledge and ability to further contribute towards key global and local issues. We believe that People have a valuable contribution to make as active citizens. Playing an important role in international development empowers individuals to tackle global issues on a local scale and fosters solidarity between people of different backgrounds, cultures and traditions.

FYA are currently working on the application process for participants to apply for the grant and we hope to have this up and running soon!

Thank you for your support as always. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas at info@gvi.org.

Kind regards

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust Manager

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Jun 19, 2013

Small steps to a great project

Volunteers in Fiji
Volunteers in Fiji

Dear supporter,

I am very happy to announce that our future partnership with an Australian organisation is strongly underway, with the possible launch in the next quarter. The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) aims to create change with generations of young Australians. One of their initiatives is Young People Without Borders (YPWB) provides a structured journey into volunteering and global citizenship for young Australians aged 13 to 20. Young People Without Borders will transform a generation, embedding the notion of contribution and giving back to society into the DNA of all young Australians.

Through YPWB, we are looking at offering merit-based grants to participants from Australia, who have done exceptional charity work in their own communities, the opportunity to volunteer with a global organisation. This allows them not only to grow as individuals through life experience, work experience and training, but equip them with the confidence to work towards improving the situations of others within their own communities and in other communities. 

Participants through YPWB start by signing up and getting involved in challenges in their own communities which earns them points, credits and rewards towards a volunteer placement with GVI in Asia/Pacific: Nepal, Laos, Thailand and Fiji. Our award would be granted towards those who have done exceptional work.

“You don’t have to be a do-gooder to do good, but you might just find that doing good is the best thing you ever did.” - YPWB

Thank you for your support as always. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, comments or ideas at info@gvi.org.

Kind regards

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust Manager

Links:

Mar 29, 2013

Progress with Australian non-profit

As we have mentioned previously, we have been working towards teaming up with an Australian non-profit on this project to give us greater access to funds from the government, corporations, fundraising bodies, fundraisers and donors. We are in the midst of discussions to finalise and announce the partnership. We are looking at offering merit-based grants to participants from Australia who have done exceptional charity work in their own communitites, the opportunity to volunteer with a global organisation. Without this award, these adults and young adults would not be able to participate on these projects. 

The GVI Charitable Trust National Scholarship Program  is based upon offering opportunities to youth from disadvantaged backgrounds, to allow them not only to grow as individuals through life experience, work experience and training, but equip them with the confidence to work towards improving the situations of others within their own communities and in other communities. 

Thank you for your kind donations that have allowed the project to get this far, and all the very best. 

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Ross Deans

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