National Scholarship Program in the United States

 
$1,524
$3,476
Raised
Remaining
Mar 4, 2014

Opportunities for Youths

US GVI Alumni
US GVI Alumni

Dear Supporter,

Thank you for continuing to support this project. We are delighted to see we have finally reached over the $1000 mark. It has been a slow several years but it's great to see GlobalGiving supporters getting behind youth opportunities for Americans. 

We have been looking at various ways to open this project to candidates once we have successfully raised the money. Our National Scholarship project has had numerous successes around the world by partnering with youth organisations, universities, training providers etc but have are still searching for the best partnership with similar US-based organisations. If you know or are aware of a network that may work for this project, we would love to hear from you at info@gvi.org. The objective is to be able to allow select under-privileged young adults from the United States, 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. 

Thank you for supporting this project and we hope to bring you news of scholars very shortly!

All the best

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust

Dec 11, 2013

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 2013.

All the best

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust manager

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Sep 12, 2013

National Scholars from the USA

Dear supporter,

I hope this finds you well.  As we mentioned in our last report, we are still seeking partners for this program within the United States.  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. 

The objective is to be able to allow select under-privileged young adults from the United States, 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.

If you have any any questions, comments or ideas for this project, please contact me at info@gvi.org.

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

Kind regards

Sophie Birkett

Charitable Trust Manager

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Jun 19, 2013

Searching for partnerships

Dear Supporter,

I hope this finds you well. We are seeing a small number of donations coming in for this project and as always, we ask for your continued help with expanding this project. We have been looking for suitable recipients for this project.

The objective is to be able to allow select under-privileged young adults from the United States, 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.

We are looking to build links with schools, groups, organisations and charities across the US to seek partnerships and offer opportunities to young people to help them see and then fulfil their own potential to help themselves and others.

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:

Apr 2, 2013

Partnership opportunities for 2013

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 United States, with the aim to provide opportunities also to disadvantaged individuals which will help them to undergo training and create opportunities which will open doors and lead to positive developments.

Unfortunately, this project has struggled to get the attention and the donors that we feel it deserves. Donations have slowly come in, but we desperately need further funds to be able to reach scholars in future years. We are also looking for partnership opportunities with youth organisations in the United States to enable an easier selection process for the scholars as well as giving us greater access to funds from the government, corporations, fundraising bodies, fundraisers and donors if possible. Any assistance or help you can offer in fundraising is desperately needed and welcome! For more information, please see www.gvi.org

Many thanks to everyone who supports us in this endeavour. 

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Steve Gwenin

Field Director
Exeter, Devon United Kingdom

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