“I’m happy to say that since being part of Origin; my grandson has made the choice to stop being friends with boys that clearly did not have his best interests at heart. He made that decision, not us”.
“…. wanted to let you know that I spoke to [my Son]‘s head of year and she couldn’t believe the transformation in his attitude to his school work, his grades have improved and she said he is a shining example if a young gentleman. She said whatever I’m doing keep doing it.” Mother.
“My daughter learns something new about herself and about the world we live in every week and can’t wait to tell me about it when she gets home.”
“The Akuah rites of passage programme provides invaluable support and guidance. As such, Akuah has become an invaluable resource for us as a family.”
“I have sent my 14 year old daughter to Akuah for the past two years and I believe it has done her immeasurable good.”
“My daughter’s sense of who she is has strengthened since she joined Akuah. She learns something new – about herself and about the world we live in – every week and can’t wait to tell me about it when she gets home. As such, Akuah has become an invaluable resource for us as a family”
“It changes your view of life in general. I’ve learnt about myself and other people rather than judging them like I did before” Young Person
“It was a space to think about how difficult growing up can be.” Young Person
“This provision has been one of the most successful, if not the most successful project we have undertaken at StRAP.” John Hepple (StRAP – Senior Youth Services Development Manager)
“The young people began to recognise that better concentration at school would lead to an improvement in educational achievement.”… “Since EMERGE I can really see a difference in the attitude and behaviour of the young people” Teresa Williams (Stockwell Park High School – Assistant Head Teacher)