Young shining light on tough times


He’s one of the fan favourites on the pitch, and Jamie Young’s charitable contributions off the field are well documented as well.

The two-time defending Gary Wilkins medallist has regularly lent a helping hand for those in need, most notably as an ambassador for World Youth International (WYI) – a role which included a charity trip to Nepal during last off-season to support the inaugural Jamie Young Cup.

While COVID-19 restrictions in Australia are slowly receding, Young took to Instagram on Tuesday morning to shed a light on those still doing in tough in the world’s poorer nations.

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I am so pleased to see that around Australia, children are being able to return to school. Those that are unable to return to school have access to some amazing off-site learning programs so they can continue their studies. Unfortunately, children and their families from developing countries who have been impacted greatly by the pandemic do not have the same access and support we do here in Australia. I am currently providing a World Youth International School scholarship fo a child in Nepal and have been advised they this school’s community is facing severe hardships. There are no government stimulus packages being offered and very few Nepali people are working. General expenses like food and fuel have tripled in price and families are really suffering. All schools have shut down and there is no infrastructure in place for children to be educated remotely through online learning programs. @wyiaustralia are now collecting donations on behalf of the World Youth International School in Nepal and need your support. All donations are tax deductible and will allow World Yourh International to pay teachers’ wages so that these teachers can purchase food for their family, and prepare for the return of the students in the not too distant future. This is @givingtuesdayaus , please open your hearts and donate generously via @wyiaustralia https://world youth.org.au/donate .

A post shared by Jamie Young (@jamie_young21) on May 11, 2020 at 6:39pm PDT

Keep up the good work, Jamie!