Message on Amy Bush Scholarship - Sangam from Jen Barron, Sangam World Centre Manager
An exciting opportunity for members to receive funding to attend an International Event/experience at Sangam World Centre.
This funding is provided by way of the Amy Bush Bursary. Details concerning this Bursary and how to apply, follow:
Who Was Amy Bush
Amy Bush was an Australian trainer who worked extensively with the International Fellowship of Former Scouts and Guides (IFOFSAG) and left a generous legacy to Sangam to be used to encourage international friendship. The Bursary The Sangam Committee (now the Centre Team) established The Amy Bush Bursary in 1988.
What the Bursary Covers
Full Event Fee
What the Bursary DOES NOT Cover
Travel Cost to and from Sangam Administration Fee (INR1500)
How Many Are Awarded In 2012 we are offering:
2 Full Event Fee Bursaries for the 4 Week Community Programme experience
The 4-week programme offers participants a short-term volunteer experience with one of Sangam’s Community Partners while living at Sangam. After a two-day orientation, Tare (participants) are placed with a Sangam Community Partner to volunteer for 4 weeks. Participants in the 4-week Community Programme volunteer at the same sites as the 12-week Tare, who serve as mentors and help them to assimilate quickly to the Community Programme experience and the ins and outs of their Community Partner organization. All ages. http://www.sangamworldcentre.org/en/programmes/cp01
6 Full Event Fee Bursaries for Be the Change: MDG 6 in India - 26 Nov- 2 Dec 2012
Be part of this exciting event with participants from across the globe as you visit out community partners and immerse yourself in Indian culture. Relate your experiences to the Millennium Development Goals and the WAGGGS Global Action Theme through participatory learning. Join our Community Partners for World Aids Day initiatives and see first hand what is being done in India to advocate about this issue. Be part of the change you want to see in the world! Ages: 16-30 years http://www.sangamworldcentre.org/en/events/20698
5 Full Event Fee Bursaries for Gifts for Change - 17 Dec- 26 Dec 2012
Give the gift of yourself this holiday season as you volunteer your time to a project at Sangam and also work with one of our community partner organisations. Bring about real change in your own life and the lives of others. All ages. http://www.sangamworldcentre.org/en/events/20699
Member Organisation Selection
We invite each Member Organisation from the Asia Pacific Region to select one applicant for each of the opportunities.
Criteria for Selection
The following criteria should be considered by the Member Organisation when choosing applicants to send to Sangam for selection: the applicant should be within the age criteria for each of the offerings
- the applicant should be a member of their National Organisation
- the applicant should have a good working knowledge of English
- the applicant should have the opportunity and willingness to share her experiences at Sangam as widely as possible within her Member Organisation.
The Sangam Team will select the applicants from those chosen by Member Organisations to apply.
Deadline for Applications
4 week Community Programme experience – 1st July 2012
Be the Change and Gifts for Change Events – 1st July 2012
Applications should be submitted using the attached application form only and sent directly to:
Please Note: There are other opportunities for scholarships at Sangam that are available to people in all Regions including AP Region which have been previously advertised. Applying for an Amy Bush Bursary does not exclude Member Organisation from the AP Region from applying for other available scholarships at Sangam