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10 February, 2009

Winners of Giving Nation Awards 2009 to support runaway children in India

In July 2009 staff and trustees from Giving Nation and World Vision will be set with the challenge of selecting one outstanding charity team from a UK secondary school to spend a week supporting the work of international development charity World Vision to support runaway children in Chennai, India. The winning school committed to charity, community, social enterprise and campaigning action, will be selected from schools entering this academic year’s Giving Nation Awards to travel to India in 2010 as youth ambassadors to World Vision and their work.

The opportunity will be given to the school thanks to the awards charity partnership between the Citizenship Foundation's active citizenship project Giving Nation and World Vision. The Giving Nation awards recognise and promote the actions of UK secondary schools to learn about and get involved in the work of charities through social enterprise projects (the Giving Nation Challenge), fundraising, campaigning and volunteering. One overall winning school will be selected to win the trip to India but up to eight other secondary schools entering the awards will be recognised with awards of up to £1,000 towards charity action at their school and an awards day in London.

The awards programme is open to all UK secondary schools who can enter this year's awards by creating their school' s diary on the Giving Nation website documenting their school's charity and community action. To enter the 2008-9 awards, Giving Nation is encouraging entries from UK secondary schools by July 20th 2009 when Giving Nation will bring together a panel of judges from the Citizenship Foundation and World Vision to select up to nine winners from UK secondary schools.

For more information visit the Giving Nation website, email felicity.tyson@citizenshipfoundation.org.uk or call 0207 566 4151.


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