Modern Slavery survivors supported by Medaille Trust will now be better able to access education and training following the launch of the Sr. Ann Teresa Bursary this week.
Medaille Trust founder Sr. Ann Teresa who died in March this year, was passionate about education and helping people fleeing exploitation. This bursary in her name, will give at least four survivors of modern slavery up to £1,200 to help pay fees and expenses for education and training. Applicants have to be current residents of Medaille Trust safe houses or clients of the Moving On Project.
Launching the bursary, Medaille Trust Chief Executive Garry Smith said: “Education and training empower people to become more confident and independent. Our charity has tried over the years to equip modern slavery survivors with the skills needed to thrive when they leave our safe houses. However, all too often, the tuition cost of a course, buying the necessary equipment, paying for transportation, and the cost of childcare are too much for the vulnerable people we support. This bursary seeks to help remove those barriers to education and training so that the survivors of modern slavery who we support can achieve their full potential. It is the sort of initiative Sr. Ann Teresa would have embraced, and it is a fitting tribute to her.”
Applicants for the bursary can write to firstname.lastname@example.org expressing their interest. They can also speak to a Medaille member of staff to hear more about the bursary and get help applying for it.
If you would like to donate to the bursary fund please visit our donate page at https://www.medaille-trust.org.uk/donate and in the comment box put Reference - SAT Bursary