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Kirstin Vieira

Kirstin Vieira's Year in Guyana

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My story

[p]Hi, thank you for visiting my page![/p][p][/p][p]My name is Kirstin Vieira and I am a student currently in my final year of high school studying chemistry, biology, english and photography. It has been a dream of mine for a long time to combine travelling and volunteering, and then I discovered educational charity Project Trust - exactly what I was looking for! Project Trust send overseas around 300 volunteers every year to Asia, Africa and the Americas to work mainly in education and social care. In June 2014, I attended a five day long selection course with Project Trust on the beautiful and rather rugged Hebridean Isle of Coll. A week and a half later and I recieved a letter informing me that I had been selected to spend a whole year in Guyana! [/p][p][/p][p]Although our final projects will not be confirmed until March 2015, it is extremely likely my role as a volunteer will be to work as a secondary school teacher in the remote, South American rainforest, teaching maths and sciences. My pupils will be the native Amerindian people and I have to get them through their exams, the equivalent of GCSEs - gulp! [/p][p][/p][p]I will be departing to Guyana in September 2015. Before then, I have to raise £5900! This seems a lot of money but not a penny goes into my own pocket - any travelling volunteers take whislt abroad is entirely paid for by themselves. I would be extremely grateful if you would consider donating towards my year in Guyana as it is a very daunting task, especially as I will be studying three advanced highers at the same time![/p][p][/p][p]All volunteers undertake work that locals cannot do, ensuring that we are not detrimental to the economy into which we are going. The projects are rewarding for both volunteer and the communities into which they enter. In my case, it is a chance to get pupils through their exams and into a better future! [/p][p][/p][p]If you would like to keep updated on what I am doing throughout the year, you can visit my facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/ayearinguyana. I also run a blog which I plan to keep updated throughout my year overseas: http://ayearinguyana.wordpress.com.[/p][p][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

31 Jul 2015

Supporters

Feb 4, 2015

Anonymous

Best of luck Kirstin. It will be a fantastic experience

£50.00

Nov 18, 2014

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Aug 9, 2014

Anonymous

£7.50

Aug 5, 2014

Anonymous

Betty McKinlay gave me your leaflet. Good luck. It sounds like a very worthwhile thing to do.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 27, 2014

Anonymous

£7.50