Volunteering in Namibia, Jessica Christiansen
Jessica Christiansen, from Morecambe, is seeking to volunteer
overseas with the Project Trust, a gap-year organisation. She
plans to work on a placement at a social care project in Namibia
for 12 months.
The JWCT decided to support Jessica with an award of £250 in
April 2010 as she was struggling to reach the £4,850 fundraising
target due to family circumstances.
Jessica wrote and said “your generous donation will be put
towards the good cause of helping primary school children learn
English as a foreign language which will help give them a wider
range of opportunities for their future.”
Tricia Willson, JWCT trustee, said “we are so pleased to be
able to help Jessica. Jeremy [after whom the charity is named]
thoroughly benefited from his year overseas with the Project Trust
and we hope she has the same positive experience.”
Project Trust was founded in 1967 as an educational charity on
the Hebridean Isle of Coll in North West Scotland. Project Trust
sends about 200 volunteers to twenty-five countries annually and
is widely respected as one of the most experienced and
professional gap year organisations in the UK. Over 5,000
volunteers have spent time abroad with Project Trust.