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The Worthians Charitable Trust – Global Action Awards

The Global Action Awards (GAA) programme was established in 2000 as a bursary fund for Worthians.  We encourage pupils in their final year at Worth School to apply for a GAA if they are planning to undertake any form of voluntary work during their Gap Year; but the Awards are available to any Worthian who is proposing to spend time in unpaid work for the good of people, the community or the environment, either at home or abroad.

We have now awarded a total of £27,780 to Worthians participating in voluntary work for good causes.  Click here to view a full list of all GAAs awarded by the Worthians Charitable Trust since 2000.

We are hoping that we might be able to entice a few more of you to leave your desks and take a truly worthwhile sabbatical for the benefit of others.  It would be just great to see more mature Worthians taking advantage of them.

In 2017 we have seen the return of the following successful GAA applicants:

  • Andrew Morris R’06 spent his Medical Elective in the summer of 2017 at Ananthanpuri Hospital in Kerala, India
  • Edward Bridge StB’11 spent his Medical Elective at The Western Regional Hospital in Belize and then volunteered with ‘La Choza Chula’ in Guatemala

You can read all about their experiences in the latest issue of The Blue Paper.

If you are interested in finding out more about the Global Action Awards, please click here to view the GAA Terms and Conditions.  If you would like to apply for a GAA or donate to the GAA fund, please contact Mary Lou Burge for more details.