We on average support 15 projects per year across 10 countries around the world.
1. Little Green Pig, Brighton, UK
Brighton has high levels of deprivation overall, with three of its wards among the 10% most deprived in England. The standard of literacy in primary schools is also below the national average in Brighton. Children who live or go to school in the most deprived areas of the city are failing to reach expected levels of literacy and are experiencing social exclusion because of their lack of reading and writing attainment. Little Green Pig (LGP) , a creative writing charity, work with children and young people on inspiring writing programmes that bring together professional writers, artists and volunteers to improve not only the standard of literacy but also the motivation to learn. Through these activities, LGP also expect to see a positive influence on their self-esteem, communication skills and future prospects. The impact will spread across to all stakeholders involved including teachers and parents and consequently their wider communities.
Find out more about Little Green Pig’s work in Brighton at www.littlegreenpig.org.uk
2. Bridge for Change, Tanzania
Like many places in the world, young people are not adequately prepared for life after school and often find it difficult adjusting to their work environments. Bridge for Change, an NGO led by a talented young Tanzanian called Ocheck Msuva, seek to empower young people to take ownership of their futures and the world around them by providing them with career information and guidance such as character building, financial and entrepreneurial skills which will enable them to become independent in order to flourish and fulfil their potential leaving them with better current and future prospects. We are supporting key managerial roles to enable the organization to fulfill its 2017 and 2018 objectives.
Find out more about Bridge for Change’s work at www.bridgeforchange.org
3. The Barge, United Kingdom : 2017 – 2018
Since its launch over Summer 2017, The Barge has attracted a wide audience from all across Brighton & Hove. tGF has been proud to act as the custodian of the space in its’ first year. This innovative, mixed-use arts, events and community hub has demonstrated its appeal both to the Marina as well as the rest of Brighton and Hove. The Barge is now under the management of ONCA—an arts and environmental charity whose aim is to support the wellbeing of people and places by increasing awareness of, and engagement with, environmental and social challenges.
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4. Taqaddam, MENA
Many young people in the Middle East and North Africa are leaving school without the skills required to navigate change and flourish in the 21st century working world and employers in the region are seeing a skills deficit in young candidates applying for jobs. Taqaddam, meaning ‘Move Forward’ in Arabic, is an innovative blended learning programme that engages young people and develops their life skills with an aim to leave them feeling equipped to enter the next stage of their lives with the self-awareness, confidence, agency and networks needed to flourish. The seven week programme, run in partnership with the British Council and HSBC, supported over 1200 students in its pilot year and recently completed its second year supporting over 1900 students.
Taqaddam is now in its third year and anticipates to support even more students and teachers. For more information go to https://taqaddam.britishcouncil.org
5. Head Teachers’ Leadership Programme, Tanzania: 2017 – 2018
After researching what happens in the UK and what was available in Africa, tGF decided to support the Tanzanian President and his Government officers with their transformation of Primary Education countrywide through a new Leadership and Management programme in 2017.The premise of the Leadership Programme was offset by the conference and two-day workshop that was the Head Teachers’ Mentoring Programme back in 2016. tGF decided to further support Head Teachers through this programme, joining the then Tanzanian government’s “Big Results Now” Initiative”, – a reform focused on providing better quality education to cope with larger number of children in classrooms. In partnership with African Management Initiative (AMI)–a Kenya based organization who focus on business and management training for managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa– we delivered this six-month project to 25 participants including government education officers.
To address the need for better quality education in Arusha, tGF wanted to train the Head Teachers in select schools on key management skills. AMI designed a customized six-month ‘Management Foundations’ programme which included three in-person workshops where the Head Teachers had a chance to collaborate and share challenges. In between the workshops, participants worked on nine online courses including assignments and accessed over 1000 resources through a private online ‘Learning Academy’. Key to our work was the training and support for Head Teachers to not only improve their leadership skills but also become mentors for other Head Teachers.
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