Year 8 Social Action Research
Friday 14 May 2021
This week our Year 8s have been researching a selection of charities for their First Give UK social action projects, including –
Homeless Action in Barnet (HAB)
Based in North Finchley, Homeless Action in Barnet provides support for Barnet’s most vulnerable people. They work closely with the community, helping people who are vulnerably housed or who might be of risk of homelessness, people who are experiencing homelessness and people who have recently secured housing but who may need support with their health and wellbeing or who need practical help with budgeting, job hunting or liaising with services that can help them. In a standard week around 250 people seek support from HAB, from a hot shower and meal to support to help overcome issues and ultimately assist in finding accommodation and their own independence.
Girls Not Brides
Girls Not Brides is a global network of more than 1,500 organisations from over 100 countries committed to end child marriage, ensuring girls have the opportunity to reach their full potential and support girls who are – or have ever been married. They work to strengthen the voices of girls at risk of child marriage and defend girls’ rights to health, education and the opportunity to fulfil their potential, enhance and strengthen efforts to end child marriage at every level and raise awareness of the harmful impact of child marriage by encouraging open, inclusive and informed discussion at the community, local, national and international level. Girls Not Brides also facilitate learning and coordination between organisations working to end child marriage, mobilising all necessary policy, financial and other support.
Supporting, educating and inspiring young LGBT+ persons, Mosaic Trust provides accessible activities, programmes and services that aim to empower community members, provide essential resources, advocate for young LGBT+ rights, and embrace, promote and endorse the diversity of young persons. They are committed to building a strong and cohesive LGBT+ community that is safe, free from prejudice and thriving and where every LGBT+ young person feels empowered, inspired and proud of who they are.
Next week pupils will finalise their chosen charities and start their social action projects. These are all very worthy causes and we look forward to seeing which charities our Year 8 pupils chose to support.