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Organisation

Vine Trust

Details
We live in a world with great need but also great prosperity. At the Vine Trust our aim is to inspire and empower volunteers to make a difference. We believe everyone can make a difference!

In an age where active global citizenship has become the talking point of governments, schools, the media, workplaces and coffee shops, Vine Trust’s ‘Global Challenge’ encourages young people to think about their place in the world and how they can make a difference. A series of challenges helps young people learn about key global issues, such as poverty, injustice and human rights, and what they can do to become active global citizens.

Example Challenges

- Challenge 1
Many children have to live on the streets with no security or shelter. Build a temporary shelter and spend a night in it.
- Challenge 2
Over 1.4 billion people live on less that £1 per day. Make a nourishing meal for 4 people for £1.
- Challenge 3
Find out about the daily life of a family in rural / urban Peru / Tanzania.
- Challenge 4
Make a presentation about family life in Scotland and highlight differences and similarities to families in Challenge 3.
- Challenge 5
Children living on the streets have few or no belongings and have to make do with what they find. Make your own utensils with scrap material to prepare and eat a 2 – course meal.
- Challenge 6
Real poverty means no money to buy clothes. Make an item of clothing for yourself out of scraps. For an extra challenge why not hold a fundraising fashion show with the clothes you make?

There are Bronze, Silver and Gold awards available for people/groups who complete 6, 12 or 18 challenges. We also have Global Challenge badges that are available to purchase

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Global Challenge?
In an age where active global citizenship has become the talking point of governments, schools, the media, workplaces
and coffee shops, Vine Trust’s ‘Global Challenge’ encourages young people to think about their place in
the world and how they can make a difference. A series of challenges helps young people learn about key global
issues, such as poverty, injustice and human rights, and what they can do to become active global citizens.

Who are Vine Trust?
Global Challenge is a free resource provided by Vine Trust, an international volunteering charity helping to
‘connect people to change lives amongst some of the poorest communities in Peru and Tanzania.
Is there a minimum/maximum for the number of people taking part?
Individuals/youth groups/school groups - any number welcome.

What age do you have to be to take part?
Although initially aimed at teenagers, the challenges can be adapted to suit younger children, with some guidance, therefore we welcome all applications.

If we take part in one of the fundraising challenges where should we send the money?
Money raised can be donated to a special fund to help children in Tanzania or Peru. Please contact the Vine Trust office for more details.

What next?
Fill in the registration form and send this to the Vine Trust.
You can also email the details to: globalchallenge@vinetrust.org
You will receive an email/letter acknowledging your application, giving you a reference number. Please use this on any correspondence with the Vine Trust.

Then get started!

What do we do when we finish?
There are awards for completing 6, 12 and 18 challenges. When you have finished the required amount for an award send us your completion form along with your logbook, photos and any other information you would like to share with us. Certificates will be issued and sent to the named contact person on the registration sheet. If you wish to order the Global Challenge badges please remember to send a cheque made payable to ‘Vine Trust’ with your form. To pay online contact the Vine Trust office for details.

Further help?
If you require any further information, please email globalchallenge@vinetrust.org and we will do our best to help. The Vine Trust can also supply a volunteer speaker who can come along to your group and share their experiences of volunteering in Peru and Tanzania (NB - all VT volunteers have been subject to Disclosure Scotland checks), and talk more about the ‘Big Challenge’ of signing up for a work party, helping build homes for vulnerable children
and orphans in Tanzania.

Connect with us?
Visit our website www.vinetrust.org for more info on the work of the Vine Trust. Why not like our ‘Global Challenge’
Facebook page (www.facebook.com/vinetrust) to get regular updates on what other groups are up to, along with special monthly challenges for you to complete.

If you have any question please get in touch by emailing globalchallenge@vinetrust.org
Ages
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Contact Details
Contact Telephone: 0131 555 5598
Contact Email: globalchallenge@vinetrust.org

This record was last modified on: 27 July 2019