Chance for young in island to help children overseas

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Are you under 25 and looking to volunteer with children overseas next summer?

Manx youngsters, aged between 18 and 24, are being invited to apply for a volunteer project to work with children in either Rwanda, Malawi or Peru.

The Karsons Family Foundation, together with the One World Centre, is looking for someone to take part in the Quest Overseas volunteering programme and the successful candidate will spend four or five weeks working on a project which will benefit children.

They will also be asked to raise £500 towards their own personal costs of the expedition, with the foundation funding the rest.

Earlier this year Lucy Johnson, from Ramsey, was the successful applicant and went on to spent a month working with orphaned children in Malawi. She said the trip was a ‘truly life changing experience’.

‘I made many friends and memories which I will cherish and remember fondly forever. Knowing that I have directly contributed to a local community for the benefit of those less fortunate fills me with an immense sense of achievement.

‘I am extremely grateful to have been given this incredible opportunity and I could not recommend it highly enough for anyone to do.’

To apply candidates must write up to 1,000 words explaining why they should be chosen for the project and email it to info@owciom.org.

A full description of what should be included in the application can be found at www.oneworldcentreiom.org/what-else/

The closing date for applications is January 15.

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