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Student Scoops Scholarship to Volunteer in Ghana

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An Outdoor Adventure Leadership and Management student at the University of Worcester has been awarded a scholarship to fund a volunteering trip to Ghana.

Katie Brown, who has recently completed her course at the University, will fly to the West African country next month, and will spend four weeks volunteering at a children’s centre, helping students learn English and supporting other activities.

21 year-old Katie plans to use the scholarship to cover costs including vaccinations, flights, insurance and visa fees, as well as travelling within Accra.

She said: “I am thrilled about getting the scholarship; it is such a relief to have the help towards financing the trip. The scholarship has given me a chance to do something that otherwise would have been very difficult to finance.

“I love working with children and I am excited to travel to Africa, to help and teach the children there. It may be challenging at times to adapt to the way of life there, but I can't wait to immerse myself in it.”

Students can apply to the scholarship scheme at two points in the year (1st December and 1st March) for up to £1,000 towards voluntary work or activities, to pursue a particular interest, such as music or arts, or towards course-related activities.