Ecologia Youth Trust

Helping children to live happy, meaningful lives

Ecologia is raising funds to help marginalised children realise their potential and become agents of change in their communities. The children we support are orphaned or abandoned through poverty and illness. Our projects give children a safe place to thrive and learn skills for a better life.

Donations open 12:00 PM, 3 December 2019 to 12:00 PM, 10 December 2019

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Registered Charity in Scotland (SC023976)

Campaign target

£4,000

Amount raised

£4,341

Donations

36

Championed by Friends of The Reed Foundation

  • I lost my Dad when I was 9 months old and lived with my mum until I was five as she could no longer afford to take care of me. My brother and I were then taken in by Sky Is The Limit Centre. Now, I'm studying Medicine and Surgery at Mbarara University of Science and Technology, so I can be a doctor.

    — Andrew - Graduate of Sky Is The Limit School

  • The community has such a positive atmosphere that will bring out the best in you and allow you to forge long lasting and meaningful bonds with both the children and staff.

    — Casey - Volunteer at International Peace Initiatives

  • Since I joined the project I feel blessed. Now, my child will not go to bed hungry, or to school without books and shoes.

    — Lucy - International Peace Initiative Skills Training Graduate

  • Kitezh played a big role in my life and it still does. I think all that I have now (opportunities, experience behind my shoulders, friends, family) is because of Kitezh. For the time that I lived there I learnt that the world is not so bad and not aggressive for me and that I can trust people.

    — Vasily - Foster Child at Kitezh Children's Community

Situation

Ecologia Youth Trust works with children around the world who have had a tough start in life - abandoned, orphaned, and/or made vulnerable by poverty and disease. In developed and developing countries alike, too many children and young people start life at a disadvantage simply because of factors outside of their control, such as who they are, where they live, and their family’s socio-economic status. They don’t have access to education or the support and means to live a productive life.

Solution

Ecologia works in partnership with local community-based organisations around the world to empower children and young people to realise their potential and become agents of change in their communities. We give them everything they need to thrive, including: • Access to education. • Confidence, skills and resources to develop happy, healthy and meaningful lives and contribute to their community. • Family support and therapeutic care vital to their health and wellbeing.