Samuel (age 17) and Joseph (age 14), with thanks to the generosity of the North Weir Trust, were able to travel to Albania to assist in the Balkanpeaceparkproject or B3P.
A graduate undertaking voluntary work in Nairobi in August 2009 during a 'gap year' before studying medicine.
From a third year student studying medicine and undertaking a four week `Medical Elective' at Hospital of Hope Cochambamba Bolivia.
Rachel - a midwife working at Brecon Birth Centre - recently took part in a project in Ethopia organised by Southern Ethiopian / Gwent Healthcare Link.
Successful applicants - where do they all go and what do they do?
Wide-ranging projects include social work in deprived communities, study and practice in the medical field, international youth links, conservation work, language studies and involvement in drama music crafts and sport. Below are just a few of the reports we have received with brief details and photographs of their projects. Please click on a thumbnail for slide shows of just a few of the projects.
George Giles, Kitty Bray, Liz Davies - 3 Nottingham Vet. students who travelled to New Zealand together to undertake their research projects.
Ellen spent four weeks living with a Kenyan family and working voluntarily in an orphanage in the suburbs of Nairobi.
The latest student to be assisted by the North Weir trust enabled Michael Powell to travel to Tanzania in June last year to help renovate a primary school in Chekereni village, North Tanzania with Childreach International and whilst he was away to also learn about Tanzanian life and culture. Click on start button at bottom for slide show.
George Williams, thanks to the North Weir Trust had a journey to India to complete research.
The project was an academic research trip to Gujarat, India, where we studied the long term effects of the 2001 earthquake, with a view to learning more about long term recovery and how to helping future disaster situations.