‘Experience Nepal’ Scholarship - Recipients announced

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19 December 2016

Nepal Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to Shelby and Alicia, our 'Experience Nepal' Scholarship Recipients!!!

Shelby and Alicia have been selected from 21 applicants to undertake a 14 day volunteer placement in Nepal with Aussie Action Abroad in July 2017.

The scholarships are offered by City of Ballarat in partnership with Aussie Action Abroad with the aims to support and empower young people to lead by example and to provide a range of learning and development opportunities through volunteering.

Shelby and Alicia will have the opportunity to work alongside local Nepali organisations on community development projects and live among local Nepali communities, also learning about Nepal's rich culture and heritage.

In the lead up to the expedition, the scholarship recipients will undertake fundraising efforts that will go towards supporting local community development projects in Nepal.

Upon their return they will continue their work in the Ballarat community, sharing their experiences of Nepal and promoting volunteerism to other Ballarat youth and the broader Ballarat community on various public events.

For enquiries into future scholarships and the Experience Nepal program, please contact Katja Fiedler on 5320 5186 or email youth@ballarat.vic.gov.au