One-third of our children in Wales live in poverty. This has a detrimental effect on their self-worth, literacy aspirations and life-chances. Help young people and children in real and desperate need in Wales by supporting local charities who work to develop young people’s skills and employability.
Your money goes towards projects which enable enterprise, education and life-long learning. Make a positive difference by supporting young people and children in Wales today.
Who have we have helped so far:
Many children in Merthyr Tydfil experience the effects of poverty every day. Nurturing ambition, talent and resilience in young people is central to this volunteer-run youth centre. With over 120 members, this inspirational charity helps local young people express themselves, their lives, their joys and challenges through the performing arts. Activities include a drama club, movie nights and a new ‘boot camp’ fitness club. Members aged 9 to 22 play an active part in the running of the club with many of them also volunteering.
With the £1,000 award from the Fund for Wales the group ran two activities designed to inspire and enrich youth club members: a camping trip to the Gower with a long hike and beach games; and a cultural visit to London to explore the capital and see a West End production.
As one member explained, “Merthyr Youth has really opened up new opportunities for my future, by encouraging me to attend college, to further my drama skills, and also to look into being a fully-qualified youth worker.”
Visit Merthyr Youth's website at http://merthyryouth.co.uk/