Whilst we are still waiting for funds to come in and the possibility of developing partnerships, I wanted to share with you a success story for our Youth Scholarship Program in Australia.
Recently one of our scholars Brydie, from Queensland, Australia, completed her volunteering experience with GVI at our Nepal hub as one of our Child Care volunteers. We asked her to complete a questionnaire on her time at the project. Here is what she had to say:
How did the National Scholarship Program help you?
NSP gave me this opportunity to come to Nepal and I’ve been so grateful for all the help and support they’ve given me. I won a scholarship to volunteer with GVI f in December 2013 and since winning that they’ve always been so easy to talk to about any quires that I had. I felt so prepared that I wasn't anywhere as nervous as I thought I would be. I was put in touch with other people traveling to Nepal or that had also won the scholarship so I had multitudes of people to talk to at any time.
What were the main highlights working with GVI?
The best part about working with GVI is that you can experience the culture of the country while still seeing the differences that your input makes. The festivals here in Nepal have been a great highlight so far and also meeting all the amazing people who come and just want to help in any way that they can.
We really hope to be able to offer similar experiences to students shortly. In the meantime though, thank you for continuing to support this project. Your donations mean that once we have everything finalised, we will be able to offer more participants the chance to change their futures.
All the best
GVI Charitable Trust