Spring has Sprung at the ALMT


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Exciting new projects extending our reach across the UK:

This Spring the ALMT approved a wide range of new and exciting projects across the UK.  A new partnership with The Children’s Book Project  is working to bridge the gap between children and their parent in prison by sharing a love of books and reading. New funding for Summer Hype will enable a group of 30 disadvantaged young people to gain leadership skills on a residential trip this Summer and Streetlife Trust in Blackpool is running a holistic youth work programme to assist young homeless people into appropriate housing whilst building resilience so that they can cope with life’s ups and downs.

We are also very excited to fund our first project in Northern Ireland; PeacePlayers brings children together from different denominations to play basketball; promoting friendships and inclusion across historic divides.

Our support for young people’s mental health continues as Acorns Project enters its third year of therapeutic work with children affected by domestic violence in Northumberland and Achieve, Change and Engagement continues to provide Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for disadvantaged young people in Lancaster.

And Internationally:

We have extended our support for a further year for The Alsama Project and Rwanda Action.  Alsama Minds will extend Alsama’s psychological support for young Syrian refugees at the newly opened school within the Bourj El Barajneh Refugee camp in The Lebanon.  Whilst Rwanda Action will extend its apprenticeship programme for young people with disabilities at the purpose-built Alivera Village; aiming to give sustainable routes into employment.

An exciting new partnership with Link International Innovation and Asilomar Foundation (pictured below) sees the introduction of an education programme in schools and a demonstration garden promoting permaculture and sustainable agricultural techniques for secondary students in rural Kenya.  Our focus on positive education is further developed through a new partnership with The Mango Tree, which enables young orphaned children to access education near Lake Victoria in the West of Kenya, and Street Action, which continues to work with New Generation Partners to provide holistic support for street children in Burundi.  We are also continuing to support Ukrainian Refugees in the city of Gorzow in Poland and have recently launched a language course for newly arrived children in partnership with the Foundation for the Integration and Development of Foreigners in Poland