Volunteers sought for project

picture of children learning nursery rhymes in one of the centre's pre-school classes

picture of children learning nursery rhymes in one of the centre's pre-school classes

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Rotarians from across North Scotland - including Brechin - are looking for local volunteers to journey to the Himalayas for charity.

The group are going to the area to support First Steps Himalaya, a charity project aimed to increase educational opportunities for youngsters in rural Nepal.

The group aims to spend two weeks in the mountainous state next April as part of a training team travelling to the remote Sangachok area.

Applications have now opened for team places, which are open to non-Rotarians as well as Rotary members.

Anyone living in the Rotary 1010 District area – which covers everywhere in Scotland north of the River Forth in a line from Fife and Stirling to Skye – whether they have experience in education work or not, is welcome to apply, so long as their professional experience is linked to the objectives of the team.

Nepal is one of the poorest counties in the world. As a result of poor early childhood development, the majority of children enter school without adequate preparation.

Applications to be considered for the team, which will visit Nepal from April 5 to 19, 2014, must be made through a local Rotary club and submitted by September 28, 2013. For an informal discussion contact Hilary Gordon on mail@hilary.org.uk or ‘phone 01651 806283.