Student Awarded Scholarship to Carry Out Volunteer Work in Mexico

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A University of Worcester student has been awarded a scholarship to help her to extend her commendable list of charity work later this year.

Chanel Bryant, who is studying for a Foundation Degree in Mental Health, has volunteered for charitable projects in Sierra Leone, Tunisia and Morocco during the past five years, and will add Mexico to that list in 2014.

She has been awarded funds by the University of Worcester Scholarship Panel, which aims to benefit students who undertake extra-curricular activities in areas such as sport, music and the arts, as well as volunteering projects.

She says: “It really is overwhelming to receive the scholarship, it is a great support and it will allow me to go out and do the sort of work which I enjoy.

“I aim to complete a project with a group of children with learning disabilities at one of the few learning disability schools in the country.”

Chanel, originally from Erdington in Birmingham, continues: “There is still something of a stigma surrounding children with learning difficulties in Mexico, so education is vital for them.

“My main aims would be to teach them basic English and the alphabet, and complete something which will really leave a lasting impact and create more opportunities for them in the future.”

The University’s Scholarship Panel consider each applicant, with the next deadline for submission on March 1st 2014.