Every year, This Day give grants to groups and individuals that work on the issues we focus on—promoting justice, transparency, and positive social change. Here’s a selection of the projects we’ve impacted
Nelson Mandela, after visiting an Afrika Tikkun project in 1999, said he had “seen a miracle”, and offered to become Patron-in-Chief. Still today, the organisation upholds youth development as the hallmark of change.
For example, its unique 20-year-old Cradle to Career model engages over 30,000 children and youth annually with a holistic developmental program through preschool education to adult empowerment resulting in career pathways. In the words of Mandela himself, Afrika Tikkun can “reach sections of our disadvantaged population at grassroots level. It therefore provides both physical help, as well as giving hope and dignity to the recipients.”
Football has the power to address the many challenges faced by young people, worsened due to the pandemic and cost of living crisis.
Since 2018, Bloomsbury Football Foundation has used this power to improve young people’s mental and physical wellbeing, foster community cohesion, and develop their life skills giving them the best chance of success. The charity currently supports over 4,000 young people per week through a range of programmes on 40 pitches and in 30 schools across London, with plans to scale up activities over the next few years.
Our Second Home is a youth movement for refugees and asylum seekers, supporting them to flourish into adulthood in a place they call home.
On OSH residential trips they come together, to cook, play, dance, and have fun. Participants then take part in a nationally certified leadership training programme, and go on to lead the movement themselves. OSH is building the next generation of leaders from refugee backgrounds to become role models in its movement and in local communities. OSH now runs nine residentials per year, with hubs in London, Essex, Newcastle, and Bristol. Weekly classes are also provided to ensure participants have the tools necessary to fulfil their leadership potential in society.
Solving youth employment through partnerships, Harambee is a not-for-profit social enterprise with over a decade of experience.
It works with committed partners including government, private sector, civil society, and millions of youth to realise its vision of a growing economy and society that works, powered by the potential of young people. Harambee makes jobs more accessible to youth using innovative tech. Data gathered from over 3.5 million young people gives insights necessary to reduce the barriers excluding youth from the labour market. Designing and testing solutions to solve youth unemployment leads to job creation in key growth sectors, benefiting society as a whole.