Evah's Spirit CIC

To empower and educate young people from the UK by offering a unique experience of volunteering within a South African community project.

£150 raised of £3,000 target 5 %
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This project will only be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by 3:08pm 8th October 2018

This project will only be funded if at least £3,000 is pledged by 3:08pm 8th October 2018

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 young people from the UK. Participating 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.

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