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Hannah
Hannah was awarded a bursary to assist with her project in Chile. Hannah presented her plans for the trip in which she planned on teaching English to Chilean children and well as undertaking work within Social Care. In order to fund this trip, Hannah organised a series of fundraising events, including a quiz that saw her raise an impressive £323. All of Hannah's individual efforts, alongside the worthy cause for which they were in aid of, showed the Leney Award Trust that Hannah's ventures were worth investing in, an assessment that proved true.
To find out more about the amazing work that Hannah did during her year in Chile, you can visit her blog here.







Angus and Hugh
These were both students at Cranbrook School and went to South America for a year. They did not travel with any of the gap year organisations but they had independently organised teaching volunteer placements through an organisation called 'Teach English, Volunteer!', a charity that aims to provide impoverished children in Ecuador with the skill to speak English. There was no fee required to do this volunteering and they stayed with local families, which allowed them to truly experience the culture and way of life in Ecuador. They received an award of £2,000 each.

Samantha
Samantha was a student at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Faversham and went to Ecuador for a month with the Camps International organisation. She worked with the community leaders in project work, including low level construction work, refurbishing schools and community buildings. She received an award of £1,500.