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Future Leaders Fund Update

18 Aug 2015

Summer 2015 has seen 6 Norfolk-based Future Leaders travel around the world, developing themselves as leaders and helping the local communities that they have visited.

The nelsonspirit Future Leaders Fund provides modest grants to young people aged 17 to 24 who are based in Norfolk, in order to help them develop as leaders. Young people are the leaders of tomorrow. Our aim is to support, inspire and grow them by bringing them into contact with today's leaders. Our work with young people is non commercial.

Amy
Amy has just returned from the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan, where she was part of the International Service Team, giving Scouts and Guides aged 14 to 17 from over 150 different countries the experience of a lifetime.

Verity
Verity is currently in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania as part of a 'Limited Resource Teacher Training' Fellowship, where she is delivering effective teacher training to around 150 teachers across the Njombe region.

Imogen
Imogen is currently in Costa Rica and Nicaragua on a month-long World Challenge expedition, building schools, teaching English and climbing 5 volcanoes in 5 days!

Ben
Ben is currently participating in a 4-week volunteering project in Battambang, Cambodia, teaching English in a local school and helping with building work in rural areas.

Saul
In June, Saul headed off to Toledo, in Southern Belize, on a six week voluntary fieldwork trip to help with the conservation and sustainability of habitats as diverse as rain forests to coral reefs. Saul said he was "looking forward to applying the field-skills" that he gained throughout his degree to the jungles and marine ecosystems of Belize.

Luke
Luke has volunteered locally as a Youth Worker with DNA at Rising Brook Baptist Church in Stafford over the past year. Luke says "DNA has been life changing and I can’t wait to get back to Norwich to start running some youth programmes and events for the community!"
None of this would have been possible without the kind donations from the supporters of our Future Leaders Fund so a huge thanks must go to them. We would also like to thank Norfolk Community Foundation for the help that they have given and for hosting the fund.

We would also like to wish Christina, Hannah and Joshua the best of luck with their forthcoming projects and look forward to hearing all about them. Future Leader Christina will be running a Nurture by Nature Forest School B Leaf project in Attleborough for young people alongside gaining an archery qualification, while Future Leaders Hannah and Josh will embark on their own Tall Ship Voyages, each supporting a disabled person on the journey. Hannah & Josh will travel across the Atlantic to Costa Rica in February 2016.

To find out more about the Future Leaders Fund and how to apply please click here

Inspired by the spirit of Horatio Nelson, we support, encourage and develop the leaders of today and the leaders of tomorrow.

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