1ST PILLAR

Support for Children and Youth

 

Direct Youth Support 

We provide…

  • Education and Training
  • Mentorship and Counseling
  • Soft- and Life-Skills

Our main activities and programs:

  • Fly High: High-School Bursaries for vulnerable youth to access secondary schools.
  • YUMP (Youth Unleashed Mentorship Program): Supports youth in high-schools with emotional wellness, through group work and individual counseling.
  • Beyond School Holiday Camps: Gives children a place to connect, play and self-express, while they learn critical soft- and life-skills.
  • Chapati JOY Festivals: One day events to uplift, inspire and share love with children in institutions.
How I broke through fear – Emily from the U.S.

How I broke through fear – Emily from the U.S.

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Spring Camp “Adventure Begins”

Spring Camp “Adventure Begins”

The Camp Adventure Begins:  “Unusual, exciting, daring” The camp was born out of the desire to nurture the mental wellbeing of the children at Korando. For this we created a space for the children to feel heard and seen, to share, to explore and to have...

Fablab Digital Fabrication Training

Fablab Digital Fabrication Training

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Youth UPliftment Mentorship Program (YUMP) for Woman & Girls

Youth UPliftment Mentorship Program (YUMP) for Woman & Girls

As part of our contribution to the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence (GBV), we engaged in activities that targeted adolescents and particularly girls through our Youth Upliftment Mentorship Program. 25. November marked the UN Day Opposing Violence...

The Next Generation of Innovators

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We are proud to announce our partnership with FabLab Winam, an open-access laboratory for creative fabricators, artists, scientists, engineers, educators, students, amateurs, and professionals of all ages. The goal is to empower our students with skills and knowledge...

The power of Theater reaches Korando!

The power of Theater reaches Korando!

When we first started thinking about the possibility of implementing theater practice in Korando, it sounded as a crazy and very risky enterprise. It was   a completely different concept, not only for the children, but also for their teachers, who were not even...

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