Maya’s Malaysian Adventure

Our near neighbour, Maya Sutherland has been accepted by Project Trust
which is based on the neighbouring island of Coll
for a Malaysia Gap year.

Maya Sutherland of Tiree

Maya graduates from Oban High School in a few weeks time.
At present she is fundraising for her Gap Year in Malaysia.
Later she will attend a short training course on Coll.
This will help prepare her for her year abroad.

The Castle Property on Coll as seen from the ferry

Project Trust has 50 years’ experience
of providing Gap Year opportunities
for 17-19 year old school leavers
and since 1967, over 7000 Project Trust volunteers
have challenged themselves, learnt about the world
and discovered how to be a positive force within it.

Maya will will be working alongside the Malaysian teachers
as an Assistant English Teacher in one of Malaysia’s schools.
Gap Year students are also involved outside the classroom,
organising and running extra-curricular activities.

The view from the Hotel at Arinagour on Coll

Maya will have an opportunity
to explore a wealth of different cultural influences.
Malaysia’s multi-ethnic population
and historical position as a naval trading route
mean the country has many cultures, customs,
languages and foods to learn about.

Advert for Pop Up Coffee Morning

Today Maya provided a Pop-Up Coffee Morning at Baugh
as part of her endeavour to raise the necessary £6,200
to cover her travel and accommodation, food,
insurance and training courses.

Maya’s table loaded with home made cakes

Visit Maya’s dedicated Facebook Page
Maya’s Year in Malaysia 
where you can learn more about her exciting opportunity
and also how you can help her raise the necessary support.


As part of her fundraising Maya will be running the Tiree 10k in May,
and any donations would be very much appreciated
She has a dedicated giving page.
Virgin Money Giving

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