FENLANDER: Money available for young people to work in Stadt Nettetal or the Sunshine Coast

COLLEGE students are being encouraged to apply to a little known fund to help them gain useful experience abroad.

They can find out more about it at an open meeting of the Fenland Twinning Association (FTA) in March next week.

The association has �3,500 in its Bursary Fund, which exists primarily to help with visits by young people to Fenland District Council’s twinned communities in Stadt Nettetal in Germany and the Sunshine Coast in Australia.

Joan Diggle, the FTA’s chairman, said: “We want schools and colleges to get involved and take advantage of our fund. The money is to help young people do something positive and worthwhile abroad; it is not just for a gap year to go off and enjoy themselves.

“There are lots of good educational or work projects on offer and this is where the fund can come into its own, particularly perhaps in helping with visits to Australia.”

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Anyone interested in getting more details is invited to the meeting being held at Fenland Hall next Wednesday from 6-7pm. The association is keen to promote its work and attract new members. Tea and light refreshments will be served. It will be followed by the association’s annual meeting.

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