New Horizons 2017 to visit Ghana

New Horizons, is Colyer-Fergusson grant recipient project which involves a three year international social action venture delivered by Medway Youth Trust. New Horizons aims to raise the aspirations and prospects of vulnerable and disadvantaged young people living in Medway. The project prepares participants to take part in a life changing three week intensive volunteering programme in a developing country.

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Medway Youth Trust’s New Horizons project, supported by Colyer-Fergusson

Since it’s fruition in 2015, the New Horizons programme has taken participants to rural Columbia and the Moldovan capital, Chisinau, where they undertook a series of social action projects. These projects included building the first stages of a playground, teaching English and supporting a day centre for vulnerable children.

Highlights of the 2016 trip to Moldova can be viewed here:


The 2017 New Horizons programme will take place in Ghana in October and Medway Youth Trust are currently recruiting young people to be part of the team. The trip will include volunteer work at a local school and with football outreach scheme: Play Soccer Ghana.

New Horizons seeks Medway based participants who have experienced difficult backgrounds, faced a range of barriers and may not otherwise have access to such an opportunity.


To find out more about applying for, or referring a young person to New Horizons, contact Sheila Heffernan, New Horizons International Youth Development Coordinator on or call 07769255123.


Colyer-Fergusson Charitable Trust was established in 1969 by Sir James Colyer-Fergusson. Since then,  the Trustees have made grants in his honour to preserve beautiful Kent churches, promote musical and academic excellence and support local communities . In recent years the Trust has made grants to improve the quality of life of local people by funding community projects that tackle poverty and social exclusion. It has also supported the sustainability of local churches and in particular their role as an important community resource. The trustees regularly review and revise their funding policies to ensure that Trust money continues to be well spent.

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