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GET READY FOR THE MOST CHALLENGING SIX MONTHS OF YOUR LIFE

Nine young Pinoys. Meet nine young British.
Six months. Living and working together 24/7.
Two countries. Outside your comfort zone.
One life-changing experience.
Are you up for it?

GXP gives young people from the Philippines and the UK a unique opportunity to live and work together, develop and share valuable skills, and make practical contributions to disadvantaged communities in both countries faced with challenging situations.

You can be one of the eighteen (18) young Filipino exchange volunteers of the 2007 Global Xchange Programme. You must be:

1. 18 – 25 years of age (must be born between 01 January 1982 – 01 March 1989)
2. Male or female
3. Medically fit to undergo an active 6-month volunteer work
4. Completed at least high school/secondary education
5. Willing to do fund-raising
6. Willing to live with a British counterpart in a modest accommodation in a host family setting within a disadvantaged community in the Philippines and in the UK
7. flexible, open-minded and with a genuine commitment to learning
8. Sensitive to the needs of others and can work within a team
9. Can commit a minimum of 6 months (consecutive) to do 3 months of volunteer work in the Philippines and 3 months in the UK, and time to attend preparatory training

Send the following requirements to the Global Xchange Programme Secretariat (please refer to www.vsobahaginan. org.ph for GXP downloadable forms):

(1) Application letter
(2) Accomplished application form
(3) At least one personal reference form
(4) At least one professional reference form
(5) Medical clearance
(6) Duly signed parental consent form

IMPORTANT:

1. Please indicate the code (Code: GXP-FV) in the subject line of your email or outside the envelope for regular mail.
2. Personal and professional reference forms should be sent in sealed envelopes.
3. Personal and professional reference forms and duly signed parental consent form must be sent via regular mail.
4. Please use the reference cover letter to inform your referee about GXP. Please download the reference cover letter below.

Electronic : [email protected] org
Regular Mail : VSO Bahaginan, Unit 505 Pacific Corporate Center, 131 West Avenue, 1105 Quezon City

Deadline for submission of application is on November 24, 2006. Only applications received on or before the closing date will be screened. Short-listed applicants will be invited to attend the assessment day scheduled in early December. Training and fund-raising events start in January 2007. Exchange proper will commence in March 2007.

To find out more about Global Xchange Programme, please check our website.

Global Xchange Programme is a partnership of British Council-Philippines , VSO Bahaginan and VSO.

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Please post in this thread if you're interested, and I will do my best to answer your questions. Cheers!

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