UNIQUE &

TRANSFORMATIVE personal development in the wild 

 

The Singing Sands, or Camas an Lighe is a sandy beach and part of four stunning bay dunes in the north east of the Ardnamurchan peninsula. Our Pioneers of Change community centre is a safe space for girls and young women. The Pioneers Foundation Course is designed to help girls develop their confidence and self worth, and facilitate personal growth. In weekly workshops they learn about their rights, sexual risk-management, physical /sexual health and essential life skills such as decision making, planning, sexual assertiveness, effectiveness etc.

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Vulnerable girls often do not recognise abuse or grooming approaches as such, and often blame themselves. They do not know that they have rights or simply don't know where to go and ask for help. At Pioneers of Change girls learn how to recognise inappropriate behaviour, learn what to do when approached and where to find help and how to access support. 

Through sporting events and fellowship activities we enable girls and young women to form strong peer support networks, empowering them to stand up and advocate for each other.

These activities are specifically targeted at supporting those girls who are either engaged in -or are at risk of becoming involved in- child prostitution, girls who have been trafficked, or have been subject to abuse. 

Vulnerable girls often do not recognise abuse or grooming approaches as such, and often blame themselves. They do not know that they have rights or simply don't know where to go and ask for help. At Pioneers of Change girls learn how to recognise inappropriate behaviour, learn what to do when approached and where to find help and how to access support. 

Through sporting events and fellowship activities we enable girls and young women to form strong peer support networks, empowering them to stand up and advocate for each other.

These activities are specifically targeted at supporting those girls who are either engaged in -or are at risk of becoming involved in- child prostitution, girls who have been trafficked, or have been subject to abuse. 

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After having completed the Foundation programme girls can move on to the Enterprise Course which prepares them for economic independence.


Girls are supported to explore and develop ideas which will enable them to generate income and are taught vocational skills with a range of choices. On completion of this programme each young woman receives a complete start-up kit, including a finance plan, for her business.

Younger girls are supported back into primary education.

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After having completed the Foundation programme girls can move on to the Enterprise Course which prepares them for economic independence.


Girls are supported to explore and develop ideas which will enable them to generate income and are taught vocational skills with a range of choices. On completion of this programme each young woman receives a complete start-up kit, including a finance plan, for her business.

Younger girls are supported back into primary education.

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CAPACITY BUILDING

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we help individuals and organizations to obtain, improve, and retain the skills, knowledge, tools, equipment, and other resources needed to do their jobs competently.

 

perform at a greater capacity

 

 

and "Capacity development

Organizational capacity building 

stimulate and develop their capability over time to achieve social and economic goals, including through improvement of knowledge, skills, systems, and institutions

gives fluidity, flexibility and functionality of a program/organization to adapt to the changing needs of the population that is served

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After having completed the Foundation programme girls can move on to the Enterprise Course which prepares them for economic independence.


Girls are supported to explore and develop ideas which will enable them to generate income and are taught vocational skills with a range of choices. On completion of this programme each young woman receives a complete start-up kit, including a finance plan, for her business.

Younger girls are supported back into primary education.

 

NOURISHING

& ESTABLISHING

WELLBEING

At arrival at our residential centre in Lilongwe we assess each boy's specific needs in terms of their emotional, psycho-social and physical wellbeing and identify specific areas for learning for each individual.

Boys and young men also receive (often for the first time) access to quality healthcare, as well screening for communicable diseases and STIs such as HIV. We provide healthy nutrition and therapeutic feeding where necessary, as well as opportunities for physical exercise, sexual, emotional, physical health education and counselling.

ADVENTURE

We enable young boys and men to reflect on and understand the behaviours that have led them into crime. Through Cognitive Behavioural training they learn how to make positive and effective choices, and our Advantaged Thinking approach enables them to plan to use their talents and abilities to the best effects.

In addition programme participants receive education and training in a vocation of their choice. Focus is placed on experiential learning to ensure long-term retention.

Towards the end of their programme, participants take part in enterprise training to focus their specific business idea. They receive a complete tool kit for their business and leave with a concrete income generation plan.

 

By the time they return to their communities they have acquired the skills needed to live successful and productive lives free from offending.

SUPPORTED

SUCCESSFUL
REINTEGRATION

​Due to stigma families and communities are often reluctant to accept young offenders back into their communities.

The Chance For Change Reintegration Team mediates between families, communities, victims and participants to ensure successful reintegration. We help communities to recognise that the young man who returns to them is a different person with new skills who has much to offer.

We follow up on each young person's progress within their communities, ensuring they have settled and provide continued support if needed.

 

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Awareness campaigns and advocacy have reached 10,126 people.

 

6,040 have been indirect beneficiaries in families and communities.

ALTERNATIVE TO CUSTODY SUCCESS STORIES

Since 2012 our legal team has enabled 242 children to avoid time in prison.

 

941 Participants have taken part in Criminal Justice Programme. 555 have successfully trained in enterprise.

 
 

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Chance for Change, established in 2011, is a UK registered not-for-profit organisation.

Registered Charity SC041351

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