Hannah takes teaching and the arts to Nepal

Hannah (17) from Kingussie in Scotland has been awarded funds by The Realising Dreams Foundation to realise her dream of being a volunteer teacher in Nepal for 12 months through of The Project Trust.

Our foundation has only supported a couple of exceptional Project Trust applicants in the previous two years. Both of them demonstrated how the experience would directly contribute to their career path, enhance their existing skills, as well as showing experience and a desire to give back to others.

Hannah impressed the trustees with her mentor and volunteering work at school – something she is eager to replicate in Nepal to make a difference to others. She has excelled academically and intends to take up a place studying International Relations at university – bold ambitions from a girl who has grown up in a small rural community.

But Hannah says it is her experiences in her home area, which has encouraged her to aim big, see the world and share her talents along the way.

Hannah has helped to run a school drama club and has worked in the school’s support for learning base. She has also offered support to new pupils ensuring they have a positive experience in their final years at high school.

Depute Headteacher at Kingussie High School Ian Adamson said:”Hannah has gained excellent skills through her school career and shown her desire to volunteer and help others. In her work with the drama club, Hannah demonstrated leadership and maturity in delivering fun and engaging activities. I’m sure she will do the same in Nepal.”

Hannah will teach in Nepal and share her love of the arts, drama and music through her placement with The Project Trust

Hannah will teach in Nepal and share her love of the arts, drama and music through her placement with The Project Trust

Hannah said:”Coming from a remote highland village has made me determined to see more of the world, experience different cultures and develop my language skills. I’m excited not only to teach in Nepal but to set up extra curricular clubs to share my passions for drama, art and music.”

Despite an impressive programme of fundraising events, Hannah struggled to raise the funds she needed for the Project Trust programme. The Realising Dreams Foundation was delighted to offer an award which will help make that dream a reality. We will look forward to updates from Hannah during her time away. We are certain she will make a big impact on the communities she works with.