To empower and educate university students by offering a unique experience of volunteering within a South African community project

by Evah's Spirit in Wolverhampton, West Midlands, England

We did it
On 8th October 2018 we successfully raised £3,145 with 16 supporters in 28 days

New stretch target

Fund more placements, widening the reach of Evah's Spirit CIC and offering this opportunity to more young people.


Evah’s Spirit provides a range of bespoke programmes that empower young people, creating opportunities to inspire and be inspired!

With extensive experience of working with marginalised young people, particularly those who are care-experienced, I have developed a passion for supporting individuals to fulfil their aspirations and realise their potential. During my time studying at the University of Wolverhampton for a degree in Family and Community Studies I decided to embark on this journey and follow my calling to offer such opportunities to this group. Evah's Spirit CIC was founded following my experience as a self-funded volunteer within rural South African communities, coupled with a vision for offering this transformative experience to a group who would otherwise feel that it was beyond their reach. In conjunction with a research team from the University of Wolverhampton Faculty of Health, Education & Wellbeing the impact of participation will be measured in order to evidence the outcomes and reinforce the value of such an experience.

Evah's Spirit CIC has a vision where every child should be given the opportunity to fulfil their innate potential regardless of their circumstances and every child should have the same life chances regardless of their parent’s means. Evah’s Spirit CIC strives to improve the lives of individuals, aspiring to create an environment that empowers and encourages, tapping into the innate potential of participants.

Money raised will be used to fund the South African volunteering experience for students from the University of Wolverhampton. Groups of 10 or more will participate as a volunteer abroad provides a platform on which to develop self-esteem, self-confidence and resilience, discovering creativity, talent and aspirations during the process of transformational learning. The two week South African experience is bolstered by a series of structured workshops that prepares the volunteers for the cross-cultural experience ahead of them. In South Africa volunteers will participate alongside their peers within established community initiatives and will have the opportunity to document and share their personal lived experience. Beyond South Africa, it is envisaged that previous participants will become ambassadors of the programme, further developing their confidence and sense of agency. 

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Sponsor accreditation - we will credit your company or organisation as a sponsor of Evah's Spirit CIC on our banners, promotional leaflets and brochures (logo to be supplied by you).

£50 or more

Insight Reward

Insight Opportunities - if you would like to volunteer your time to find out more about how the facets of our organisation runs. We can offer an opportunity to understand more about our academic research base, the workings of our community interest company and our work with international partners for placement opportunities.

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Supporter accreditation - we will credit your company or organisation as a supporter of Evah's Spirit CIC in our promotional leaflets and brochures (logo to be supplied by you).

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