The Anglophone Union wants to help young people in the Victoria region with its Young Leader scholarship | Bendigo Advertiser

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YOUTH, aged 18-25, in the Bendigo area are encouraged to apply for a youth grant before it closes on April 30. The grant, which is awarded by the Victorian branch of the English-Speaking Union (ESU), is worth up to $3,000 and is designed to fund skills development for young people in rural and regional Victoria . “We are focusing on regional Victorians, who we recognize are not always well received, in terms of support,” said ESU Victoria Branch Board Member Margaret Birtley AM. “People in metropolitan Melbourne have access to many opportunities that rural children and young people don’t always have access to.” years. And we want to make a little difference there in terms of how that would benefit the successful individual. on the inhabitants of rural and regional areas. “A lot of the courses that were taking place changed their minds about exactly how [they’re teaching]”, she said. “We recognize that it is actually not always easy to find the right combination of suitable courses, but we hope that having funds available may help the person. to go where she needs to be to take the course and also pay the necessary fees.” ESU was founded in 1918 to forge peaceful and friendly relations between English-speaking countries and the peoples of the world, especially between the Kingdom United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.The organization is both an educational and cultural charity run by members, volunteers, supporters and donors.It promotes camaraderie and friendship between English-speaking countries through shared heritage and language.ESU works with young people to provide them with opportunities to develop skills and gain experiences to help them reach their full potential through learning. learn interpersonal weaving, exchanges, conferences, awards and work experience programs. To be eligible for the grant, applicants must meet residency requirements, be between the ages of 18 and 25, and complete the online application form, among other criteria. OTHER STORIES: Ms Birtley said the successful entrant can decide which leadership program they want to take, which can range from a TAFE course to involvement with a church or sports group. “We don’t dictate to them where they seek to develop their leadership,” she said. “We just want to help fund it for them. So it’s really a question of where the person’s interests and motivations lie and then how they can find a course.” The dedicated board member said fostering leadership skills benefits everyone. thanks to the social, cultural and professional commitment of young people who want to leave their “footprint in society and contribute to shaping the future”. “If you can lead other people effectively, you’ll help make a difference to the people around you. , whether in a work setting or in a social setting or in a sporting setting or in a cultural setting.” OTHER NEWS: Protective Services officers return to Bendigo station after two years You probably can’t quite having a football team or a cricket team without a coach.” The feeling of having a captain, a coach or a mentor, these are all aspects of leadership. That’s why we want to foster the engagement of young leaders in Victoria.” Ms. Birtley said ESU offers a number of grants and scholarships that attract interest from people doing projects related to the organization and to its interests.”In a sense, we’re outsourcing the kinds of work that we want to see done in society by having these project grants,” she said.For more information about ESU or to apply for the Young Leader Fellowship, click here. Applications close April 30. Our journalists work hard to bring local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content: