Since COVID-19 many people we support found themselves stuck at home and traditional training programs we supported had to be cancelled. Working in partnership with our trusted partners, evolve abroad, we were excited to learn of a very special virtual internship for national and international students.
With your donations we were able to assist 6 international ambassadors to join a virtual sustainable development internship for 4 weeks that was accredited and included a certification from the University of Columbia is the Age of Sustainable Development. All participants get a mentor and work on a minimum of 2 live projects for NGOs and at the end of the project they are equipped with a 3-5 year career development plan. This project has already shown great results and we see it being a critical part of helping our passionate ambassador learn and become equipped with the skills to tackle the global issues while we continue to face international travel restrictions.
Our fund is almost empty but after watching how this virtual experience is changing lives we see how valuable and important gifts to this project really are and I would like to take this opportunity to ask you to please help us by sharing this project with other like minded people so together we can help people around the world break down the barriers and learn to become ambassadors for change.
We are in a world today where many communities and projects are in a critical position and this might be the last chance we have to make a difference for future generations. A donation no matter how big or small will go a long way to helping us to change.
Thank you for being part of the solution to end all global issues by 2030.
Our International Scholarship Program is a flagship for tackling the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Over the past 15 years we have supported over 50 individuals around the world to train, upskill and gain the skills to become an influencer and ambassador of change in our global community. We meet passionate and inspirational individuals regularly on our journey to tackle global issues and we know the importance and power a person can have to action change globally.
In September this year our charity marks 15 years of impact and it is clear as we embark on a new future the investment into aspiring influencers is a key way to tackle the global issues. With your donations and support we have been able to fund a number of internships, training programs, apprentice placements to learn and collect the skills they need to become an influencer and ambassador. With your support, fundraising and donations we have been able to make this possible and the smile you give to someone when they can access a training program in an area they are passionate about is incredible.
Because of COVID-19 we have taken this lockdown as an advantage to revamp and relaunch this project and we have identified a new portfolio of online and offline training programs that individulas attend to learn more about the issues they can tackle, it’s very exciting but obviously the key now is for us to support all these courses through fundraising and donations. We appeal to you to please share our project with your network and we understand times are difficult right now so only if you can please donate.
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Did you know that this year the 3rd African Youth SDGs Summit will be held on the 1-3 July 2020 in Ghana? The African Youth SGs Summit is the largest youth gathering on the Sustainable Development goals.
As the GVI Trust aligns to the SDGs, we are looking to send one exceptional student attend this Summit. This Summit will present a critical point of reflection / turning point towards unleashing the full potential of the youth to deliver the SDGs in the next decade.
The youth of Africa have a critical stake in ensuring the SDGs are achieved and a vital role in contributing towards their achievement.
What objectives is the Summit trying to achieve? The summit is trying achieve:
- Improve awareness and knowledge among the youth about the SDGs and their roles in the implementation, review and accountability process.
- Discuss the mechanisms and strategies for localising the SDGs and ensuring greater ownership by the youth.
- Develop new and strengthen existing youth networks to engage and monitor the implementation of SDGs.
- Advocate for effective participation of African Youth in SDG programmes affecting them
The overall goal of the Summit is to create a platform for the youth to develop strategies to influence policies and programmes to ensure that implementation of actions relating to SDGs don not only benefit them but also effectively involve them.
We would like to thank all supporters, fundraisers and donors for their unwavering support!
There is such an importance in providing access to International Education Experiences and creating more aware, informed and empowered global citizens. The GVI Trust International Scholarship Programme identifies motivated, deserving and committed students and those who are excluded from accessing international education opportunities due to financial hardships are given priority.
We carefully select our Scholars by an intensive two step process where they will be required to outline the entire cost of their trip, as well a provide us with their Cirriculum Vitaes, Reference letters and a creative motivational video demonstrating their passion and commitment to sustainable development and why they should be awarded this Scholarship and how it will benefit them in their chosen career path. Although we have had many great applicants, we are yet to find the perfect match and we hope to award an applicant in the new year with this great opportunity!
In the mean time, we would like to thank you for all your support!
The GVI Trusts wants to instil a greater sense of belonging and motivation. With scholarships being more important than ever and the international scholarship for change programme is crucial for students
This programme is beneficial not only to the students but also to the people they will be in direct contact with while assisting in the field, peers, future employees and a diverse number of stakeholders. By taking part in this programme it opens up a young students' eyes as how big the world is and how many people in the world have more difficult circumstances than their own. In term this influences scholars to be empathetic and to be aware.
As the main objective of this programme is teaching students, but to also keep developing their skills to carry on making a difference. These experiences, skills developed, being exposed to people will in term have personal growth that will impact these students for the rest of their lives.
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