These scholarships reward you for helping others. It’s a nice way of doing well by doing good. Schools are required to use 7% of their Federal Work Study program funds to pay for students employed in community service jobs.
Approximately 9.5 million of the 14 million people in Malawi are at risk of contracting trachoma. 33,000 people already have advanced stages of the disease that can lead to permanent blindness. The programme is therefore a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make trachoma history in Malawi. About £7.3 million has been provided to the programme by the Trust, enough for full elimination. The programme is being coordinated by Sightsavers and implemented by ICTC (the International Coalition for Trachoma Elimination) members: Sightsavers, CBM, AMREF Health Africa, WaterAid and Blantyre Institute for Community Ophthalmology.