An opportunity has opened up for Oldhamers who are interested in travelling and problem solving in the modern world.
The Churchill Fellowship is looking for 150 people to join their programme this year.
The Fellowship was founded in 1965 by Winston Churchill’s grandson as a tribute to the former Prime Minister and aims to invite around 150 people above the age of 18, regardless of qualifications and experience to travel the world in search of innovative and imaginative solutions to the problems we are facing in the world today, and then applying those solutions and the knowledge gained back home in the UK.
It takes a practical approach to modern problems and since they began the initiative in 1965, they have sent out over 5,700 fellows across the world and they aim to send another 150 in 2020.
This year the Fellowship will be covering all areas of interest from the arts to education, science and technology, healthcare and suicide prevention. Among many more.
I would strongly encourage you to apply if you have a genuine interest in the world today and wish to look at solving some of the problems we currently face.
We in Oldham have always been innovative and forward thinking about how we adapt to problems that present themselves in the world around us, from the Industrial Revolution until now. Perhaps you will be the next person from Oldham to help shape our future.
Applications must be made at www.wcmt.org.uk and closes on the 17th September 2019.
Please, if you are available to travel I would recommend you at least apply, you could make a real difference.