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 2013.
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As we mentioned in our last report, we are currently working with a youth group from Scotland who are fundraising to volunteer for two weeks in Kenya.
The group of 18 volunteers will be made up of 4 qualified social workers, 1 Doctor, 2 Nurses and teenagers aged 15-19. This youth group works with teenagers providing workshop based health related groups aimed at improving the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of teenagers particularly those who are deemed disadvantaged.
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. These kids will benefit greatly from the experience offered by volunteering in Africa but they also have a lot to share too. It will be truly life changing for them.
Whilst the group are busy fundraising and we do not want to disrupt the amazing journey they will go through to raise these funds, this fund exists to alleviate some of the burden for such a group. Thanks to the help of donors such as you, our next step is to see how on target they are with their fundraising to see how the Charitable Trust can help.
If you have any any questions, comments or ideas for this project, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Charitable Trust Manager
I am excited to announce the beginning of an exciting venture for this project.
In the rural area of Arrochar, a small village outside Glasgow, Scotland, there is a youth group that works with teenagers 13-19 providing workshop based health related groups aimed at improving the social, emotional and physical wellbeing of teenagers particularly those who are deemed disadvantaged. This is funded by a joint enterprise with NHS Highlands and Argyll and Bute council.
In the course of this last year, this small group of teenagers have challenged social exclusion and discrimination in their community and have worked hard to fundraise to re-establish a youth club. They have carried out volunteering within their community and training in the areas of community development and youth work and have achieved a great deal in a short period of time. They mostly come from families that are poor and have been affected by alcoholism, drugs, sexual abuse, divorce, domestic violence, step families, bulling, death of a parent or poor health, some of them are carers for younger siblings. Together they have taken on and completed small projects that have allowed them to mature, develop confidence and grow stronger emotionally. They are typical teenagers keen to make a difference in spite of their own disadvantaged start.
Please see our link about a YOUTH live music event that the group set up.
As such, this group of individuals are looking to fundraise to join a volunteer project in Kenya in 2014. These kids will benefit greatly from the experience offered by volunteering in Africa but they also have a lot to share too. It will be truly life changing for them. They will each have a unique personal journey through-out this process, be that in the challenge to fund raise to get there, getting physically fit to do the work, etc. This fund provided by supporters such as you will be looking into assisting this group with the additional costs associated with travelling abroad, primarily flight costs. We do not want to interrupt their goals for fundraising for the full project cost as this is something that is personally very important to them.
We hope you are as excited by this prospect as we are. Whilst this is one small group, there are many similar groups out there that we hope we can help through this program. If you have any any questions, comments or ideas, please contact me at email@example.com.
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.
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