|Posted by Heavenlycuppa on February 24, 2012 at 12:20 AM|
Guyana is a small country in the north of South America. The only cities are along the coast and the rest of the country has very little development. Much of Guyana is covered by the Amazon rain forest. Many of the rural population are farmers, so the children often don't go to school as they are made to work. It is a commonwealth country for 35 year.
"Hello, my name is Ben Little. I'm 17 and studying for my A-levels in Maths, Further Maths and Physics, and hope to go to University after my gap year. After an intense four day selection course, I have been chosen to participate in a voluntary gap year with Project Trust. I have elected to go to Guyana, to work in a school in order to help give the children a better future. To raise money to go, I will be holding lots of events throughout the year, so please look out for these and attend if possible.
Project Trust is a Registered Charity which has been sending around 280 volunteers, ages between 17 and 19, overseas to 23 countries annually since 1967. They have sent over 6000 volunteers to over 60 countries within Asia, Africa and South America. They are unique as they are the only charity to offer a year pleacement as they believe this gives the volunteer the best chance to make a difference.
Any donation, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated, as will any gift in kind, raffle prizes, help with events etc. So please talk to me if you have any queries. Please make any cheques payable to Project Trust and pass to me."
Charitiy No: SCO25668
For more information email [email protected]t.org.uk
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