Abu became homeless aged just 17. Now, he is studying European Politics at King's College London.
For the second year running LandAid's is supporting Youth Voice through our Young Voices programme. The programme is a collaboration between LandAid, Birmingham charity St Basils and Youth Voice a committee of 40 formerly homeless young people from across England who assist government, local authorities and charities to improve their involvement opportunities for young people.
LandAid’s £15,000k grant will support Youth Voice to train 12 of the more experience members to become peer mentors, giving them the skills and expertise to support other members of the group.
Our grant will fund:
Youth Voice is made up of young people between 16-25 years old that have experienced homelessness, sharing their lived experience to support and bring about change. The more young people can be engaged in making decisions about their own lives, their environment, and their communities, the more likely they are to successfully move into independence.
The young people involved will leave the project with enhanced confidence, coaching and mentoring skills, and the resilience to move forward with their lives.
Tamzin Taylor-Rosser, National Youth Engagement Manager at St Basils, said: I am delighted with the opportunity of working with LandAid once again, this project gives young people’s voices a further national platform. The Peer Mentoring programme funded by LandAid enables us to offer a bespoke creative programme to train young people to become mentors and build their own resilience to enable them to support young people to have their voices heard on a local, regional and national level.”