WHO WE ARE
We are a small international charity working with young people in the UK, Malawi and Nepal. We deliver innovative programmes directly to young people with challenging life histories such as homelessness, unemployment or being in conflict with the law. Our goal is to focus on young people's talents and potential, and help them build the skills and confidence they need to successfully transition to independent adulthood.
We think that it’s fair to say that we are one of a kind. We like to work in partnership with other organisations, looking to influence and strengthen and not compete. We work as a cloud charity; we do not invest in expensive office infrastructure enabling us to spend more directly on young people. Our work focusses on the strengths of the young people we work with, helping them to be ambitious and realise their true potential.
We have reached just under 5,000 young people, on three continents, since our inauguration in late 2011. Young homeless people in Britain have been supported into independent adulthood. Young Malawians leaving prison have successfully reintegrated with their communities and been given training and tools to earn an income. Young Nepalese women supported to become leaders in their communities, raising awareness on important issues like early child marriage and caste discrimination. Young people have become positive role models, entrepreneurs and leaders, inspiring other young people to make changes in their lives and become active citizens in their communities.