Christmas came early for Forfar Academy pupil Kieran Dear when he received the latest £250 Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Award.
Sixth year pupil Kieran is busy fundraising for a £6200 placement with the Project Trust.
He will spend a year teaching maths and science at a secondary school in rural Guyana and has already raised £4500 needed to fund his placement.
Kieran said: “My year overseas will promote personal development and allow me to learn how other cultures work by immersing myself in them; all the while helping the locals by filling their need for teachers in those subjects which are so often understaffed in the region.”
The Project Trust is an educational charity which sends school leavers in their year out to work voluntarily in various countries the world over.
The monthly Roof Truss sponsorship cheque is made in conjunction with the Forfar Dispatch and Kirriemuir Herald for projects in the Forfar and Kirriemuir areas.
If you or your organisation could benefit from a £250 boost please apply in writing to Forfar Roof Truss Company Sponsorship Project, c/o Angus County Press Limited, 117-119 Castle Street, Forfar, DD8 3AH, by the last day of any given month. Accompanying your application should be details (no more than 300 words), providing relevant background information on you or the organisation you represent and how the £250 could be used. Please include a contact number. Repeat applications will be accepted, although successful applicants will not be re-considered during the remainder of the year.