Ecologia Youth Trust have won a major National Lottery award from The National Lottery Community Fund for its innovative Growing2gether mentoring programme. The 3-year grant, worth £135,000, will empower 664 young people in the Highlands to build resilience, recognise their potential and take control of their lives. The Growing2gether mentoring programme is attended by pupils, […]
Communities and Local Government Cabinet Secretary, Aileen Campbell met with young people and staff from ‘Growing2gether in the Community’ on Valentine’s day. We were thrilled to host her visit and the young people were amazing in their eloquence and insight in how the programme had impacted their lives. We are so proud of the young […]
Ecologia Youth Trust were ecstatic to have Cabinet Secretary Aileen Campbell visit some of the Growing2gether staff and pupils at Charleston Academy on 14th February. The Growing2gether project is one of 22 community projects to receive funding from a pot of £2,000,000! Find out more about the exciting news she came along to announce in […]
Casey sits quietly chatting to a young boy, who has been at the Kithoka Amani Community Home (KACH) in Meru, Kenya since Christmas Day. The boy was found on the streets and has been welcomed into the home. He hasn’t yet settled, but has warmed to Casey. She can tell something is bothering him, and […]
Whether or not children are well nourished during their first years of life can have a profound effect on their health, ability to learn, to communicate, think analytically, socialise effectively and adapt to new environments and people. In poverty-stricken countries across the world, children go without healthy, balanced meals on a regular basis and often […]
We send our volunteers to work in communities or with organisations whose aims are to raise children in foster families or to give them a home, whilst keeping them them as closely connected to their families and communities as possible.
Here he goes again! In March 2016, one of Ecologia’s locally-based supporters, Simon Clark, set off on an incredible journey to run 5,000+ miles around the coastline of mainland Britain in a bid to raise money for the work we do. 15 months later, he returned, having raised almost £26,000, well over twice his initial […]
At Ecologia, we are privileged to see youngsters, both at home and abroad, growing in self-esteem and the ability to make a difference – all thanks to their parents, mentors, teachers, and you, our donors, volunteers, and supporters.
You make it possible for great things to happen for our young people!
‘We Love Inle Lake’, a 3-year youth-led project in Myanmar with a holistic approach towards conservation issues of the Inle Lake area and livelihood needs of local communities, has just come to an end. Glimpse into the experiences and thoughts of some of the young people who participated and whose lives have now been transformed.
Volunteering in Meru is a great opportunity for me to get down in the dirt, do things with my hands while at the same time discovering more about myself and who I want to become. Volunteer Kilian spoke to us about his experience at International Peace Initiatives.