We started the Adventure Aid Courage Award in 2016 and offer two places on one of our trips worth £3400 to a very deserving and courageous child and their parent/guardian to experience the adventure together and with like-minded people of all ages and backgrounds.
We partner with small charities in five countries across Asia and Africa funding various projects supporting the education and welfare of children and disadvantaged women.
Depending on the person who is selected, places could be provided for our projects in India, Sumatra, Nepal, Mauritius or Tanzania.
The two places are available on one of our trips and we are looking for a child who has shown great bravery or courage in difficult circumstances so this could include;
- Living with a life-threatening condition
- Bravery through tragedy
- Supporting an ill family member
- determination against all the odds
- the list goes on……
If you know of a child or maybe two siblings (we would need to have temporary guardianship for the trip) who would deserve a once in a lifetime adventure then please email their story to me at firstname.lastname@example.org and who will be accompanying them with contact details.
The information you provide remains fully confidential and the child will need to be at least 11 years old when they travel and you both will be covered under our specialist NGO insurance.
Nominations are accepted up until the end of September and voting takes place during November when the trustees will review all the email stories we receive and make the very hard decision on the 23rd December each year to which the child will be offered two fully funded places on the team.
We are fully aware of the many complications that may surround this offer and we would need to know from their doctor that they are able to fly long-haul, travel in minibuses and boats and walk (un-aided to a certain extent), and be made fully aware of any medical issues and be able to have the necessary injections for the trip (Typhoid, Hep A/B, Tetanus and Rabies)
To find out more about the trips and what they entail, take a look at the “Adventures” page on the website.
We are looking for a child in the UK for the 2018 award and should you have any questions please contact me by email.