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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 £25,280 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 – as Rob Carson (G’94) and Benedict Kelly (StB’78) have done, for example.  You can read more about their respective experiences here – Rob ran a camp for disabled children in Ireland; while Benedict, undertook some fundraising for communities in Peru during a three-month sabbatical from his work.

In 2016 we have seen the return of the following successful GAA applicants:

  • Stephen Free (C’15) spent 3 months in the autumn of 2015 working with VSO (Voluntary Service Overseas) & ICS (International Citizen Service) in Tanzania.
  • Antonia Foldes (StM’11) spent the summer of 2016 volunteering with TECHO in Colombia – a youth-led community development programme.

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 at worthsociety@worth.org.uk for more details.