PERSONAL & PROFESSIONAL
nourishing wellbeing, building capacity, resilience and effectiveness in people and organisations
we support young people who are homeless, unemployed, in conflict with the law or threatened by sexual exploitation
A POWERFUL CATALYST FOR GROWTH
Our programmes in the UK and in Malawi nourish the emotional, physical & mental wellbeing of people.
We provide them with personal and professional skills and opportunities which empower them to manifest fundamental positive change in their lives.
We take people to new heights
Powerful and unique wilderness journeys combining the restorative power of wild places with personal and professional development training, nourishing wellbeing & building resilience and effectiveness
in individuals & organisations.
West Coast of Scotland
PIONEERS OF CHANGE
A safe space and powerful growing movement enabling children and young women to break away from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking.
We support victims of abuse in their healing process, enable them to gain confidence & control over their lives and achieve economic independence.
Pioneers of Change graduates are supported to form powerful support networks which protect other girls from becoming victims.
ALTERNATIVE TO CUSTODY
An innovative & highly successful residential rehabilitation centre and powerful learning environment providing young male offenders, as well as children who have been removed from adult prisons, with skills and a foundation which empowers them to lead successful and economically independent lives free from crime. Read on to find out how this programme turns lives around.
Health-, drug- & alcohol awareness campaigns, informal education & innovative personal development courses
empowering & inspiring young people who are at risk of becoming involved in crime to make positive life-choices and find employment. Read on to find out how this programme enables young people to become successful, inspiring young leaders and ambassadors for positive change.
We guide young people from what is often the most vulnerable point in their lives
towards becoming confident, successful and independent young adults
HOW WE DO IT
The power of our programmes lies not only in what we teach, but how we teach it. Our methodology and training philosophy facilitates deep learning and provides people with skills and attributes that have a long-lasting and life-changing impact.
We concentrate on young people’s skills, talents and abilities - not their weaknesses or past actions. By playing to their strengths we help them to discover and make the most of their skills and abilities, and gain the confidence and self-worth they need to become active and successful members in society.
We retain only 6-8% of what we hear, 28% of what we see, yet
we retain 80% of what we do. This is why all Chance for Change programmes focus on learning by doing,
facilitating learning on a deep level.
We teach young people to reflect and understand their own behaviour - why it is they do things. Then we provide them with the means to change their own behavioural patterns, a method of problem solving and life-skills which enable them to make positive life choices and become more effective.
Our unique method & ethos lead to outstanding results - for people and for charitable investors
WHY WE DO IT
We are passionate about Social Justice.
Our highly passionate staff team have strong values, exceptional backgrounds, vast combined knowledge and in-depth experience in national and international development work.
We operate as a cloud charity in order to keep overhead costs to an absolute minimum, ensuring that a maximum amount of invested funds goes to those in need. Therefore we do not have a fixed head office, we use technology for communication as much as possible, choose budget accommodation when travelling, cycle to meetings instead of using taxis and so on.
We really live and breathe our passion for making this world a more just and fair place and are committed to solutions that have a sustainable long-term positive impact.
Our hard-working and passionate staff team have established our outstanding local and international reputation, and high trust relationships with individuals, families, communities, courts, police and government bodies.
With the trust and support of communities behind us, our programmes and campaigns have an exceptional power and reach.