The GVI Charitable Trust National Scholarship Program supports projects around the world benefitting disadvantaged people and providing opportunities for them to receive education and training which will lead to long term improvements for them, their communities and environments.
In 2012, we expanded the National Scholarship program to the UK, with the aim to provide opportunities also to disadvantaged individuals in this country which will help them to undergo training and create opportunities they would otherwise not have had, which will open doors and lead to positive developments.
This project has seen huge support and following on GlobalGiving from donors and we are greatly appreciative. We are also looking for partnership opportunities with youth organisations in the United Kingdom to also enable an easier selection process for the scholars. If you can assist in this matter, please do get in touch.
Many thanks to everyone who supports us in this endeavour.
Happy New Year! We hope 2013 has started well for you. Here at the Global Vision International Charitable Trust we are looking forward to an exciting year!
As we mentioned in our previous report, we have been working towards teaming up with an UK charity on this project to give us greater access to funds from the government, corporations, fundraising bodies, fundraisers and donors. We hope to have this finalised shortly, announce the partnership and use it to award the scholarships that we can presently fund. Our 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.
Great success for the GVI CT in 2012 and some great recognition of our work has been very helpful in forming partnerships. This momentum will allow us to move this project forward further in 2013. Any assistance or help you can offer in fundraising is desperately needed and welcome! For more information, please see www.gvi.org
Thank you all for your fundraising efforts and donations and we look forward to reporting continued success in the coming months.
Despite a surprisingly successful year for the Global Vision International Charitable Trust, this project has struggled to get the attention and the donors that we feel it deserves. We have enough donations for us to start to move the project forward, and are now selecting scholars to train in 2013, which is great news, but we desperately need further funds to be able to reach a higher number of scholars in future years.
As a result of the need and what we feel is the great need for this project given the state of UK unemployment, in particular between the ages of 16 and 18, we are prioritizing this project and focusing our attentions on finding ways to seek further donors and fundraisers and give it a higher profile. As this year has seen some great success for the GVI CT, and some great recognition of our work which has been very helpful in forming partnerships and relationships, we feel we now have the momentum to allow us to move this project forward further in 2013. We are teaming up with a very well known UK charity on this project to give us greater access to funds from the UK government, UK corporations, fundraisers and donors. The partnership should also enable an easier selection process for the scholars.
In the New Year we plan to announce the partnership and use it to award the scholarship that we can presently fund, and through reporting upon their experiences raise further funds. Any assistance or help you can offer in fundraising is desperately needed and welcome! For more information, please see www.gvi.org
Thank you for your kind donations that have allowed the project to get this far, and all the very best,
With the recent economic crisis in the showing no signs of relenting, and unemployment for young people at an all time high, our project work has never been more important. We are focusing our attentions on that specific sector of society and seeking further funds to offer opportunities for experience, training, work placements and empowerment to help young people with disadvantaged background gain skills, confidence and desire to not only help themselves but also assist in the improvement and development of their own communities and others. We have been building links with schools, youth groups, NGO's and corporations across the UK to seek partnerships and source initiatives which have proven success and which could be expanded to reach more people through additional funding. As the reputation of our programs grows, we are receiving more interest from both donors and groups requiring assistance and so please help us to continue to expand the depth and range of programs we are able to support. Thank you.
The GVI National Scholarship Program has seen some healthy donations in recent months which has allowed us to start seeking partners and an agreement to expand the program. We are presently seeking further sponsorship for training placements, or indeed training placements from educational institutions to allow us to continue to expand the program. The objective is to be able to allow select under-privileged young adults from the UK, have already shown initiative within their own communities, further opportunities to help increase their awareness regarding global and local issues, facilitate an opportunity for them to help make direct impact on those issues and empower them to continue making impact once their scholarship is finished, either within their own communities or through developing a career in their chosen field. As our Trust grows in both scale and reputation we are finally accessing the funding required to both maintain our present commitments globally and initiate some of our other longer term aims, especially in regard to sponsorship training program within all the countries we work. We are presently working on the selection criteria and application process for applicants and hope to be able to invite applicants over the summer for the first round of training placements for UK applicants. http://www.globalgiving.org/projects/national-scholarship-program-uk/
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