Guy’s Trust was established in January 2012 to honour the memory of Guy Joseph, marine biologist, scuba instructor, paraglider and all-round adventurer, who died, aged 25, in a paragliding accident in Spain on 14th October 2011.
Guy’s Trust supports projects that reflect Guy’s interests, passions and personality, creating educational opportunities for disadvantaged young people in developing countries, particularly places with which he had a special connection.
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Since Guy’s Trust was founded in 2012, we have raised over £500,000 and have built, equipped and staffed three Early Childhood Development Centres (ECDCs) and a library, renovated and stocked a second library and rebuilt a school destroyed in the 2015 earthquakes in Nepal; built four primary schools and a library in Cambodia and funded 29 marine conservations internships for academically gifted students in Indonesia.
We are currently raising funds to build another library, to renovate a classroom for the 'graduates' of one of our ECDCs and to provide nutritious lunches for more children in Nepal, and for next year’s marine conservation internships in Indonesia.
Guy’s Trust has eight trustees and is run entirely by volunteers with very few administrative costs.