Ecologia Youth Trust

Helping children and young people to thrive

Ecologia is fundraising to help transform the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people affected by poverty, inequality and ill health. We support them to realise their unique potential, improve their lives for the long term, and contribute to stronger communities.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 30 November 2021 to 12:00 PM, 7 December 2021

Registered Charity in Scotland (SC023976)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£6,000

Amount raised

£7,180

Donations

61

Championed by The Coles-Medlock Foundation

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Education/Training/EmploymentEducation/Training/Employment
  • Poverty Alleviation/ReliefPoverty Alleviation/Relief

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Women & GirlsWomen & Girls
  • Young People (18-30)Young People (18-30)

Location

Multiple locations

Situation

Ecologia works with children and young people in difficult circumstances, who have been abandoned, orphaned and/or made vulnerable by poverty, inequality and ill health. There are too many children and young people in a cycle of poverty because of factors they cannot control, such as their gender, where they live, societal norms, their family’s financial circumstance, and lack of access to resources. Many are unable to change their circumstances and challenge poverty and inequality alone.

Solution

With our grassroots partners, we give young people facing disadvantage the support they need to thrive. This includes the access to a quality education, the confidence, skills and resources to shape their own future, and the family support vital to their health and wellbeing. We help them thrive and empower them to build sustainable lives, challenge outdated views, and grow stronger communities.

  • I have benefited a lot from school meals at Sky. We are served different dishes which make a balanced diet, and has helped me grow. In 3 months alone, I went from 30kg to 32kg. I feel healthy, I no longer feel sick from hunger, and I finally have the energy to play with friends and concentrate.

    — Leticia, 12 years old - Sky Is The Limit School, Uganda

  • Before this course I was at home, alone with my child, with no income. Now I know that my life can be better, and I can send my child to a good school. I’m so happy that Ecologia can teach us skills and give opportunities to people like me who, without them, wouldn’t be able to meet our daily needs.

    — Edith, 2021 Year 2 Cohort of Hair & Beauty Skills Training - International Peace Initiatives, Kenya

  • My adoptive parents have taught me so much. They make me feel confident and loved and now I feel like I can achieve anything. Orion is my family.

    — Alexei - Orion Children's Community, Russia