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UK Be The Change Programme
Be the change
Be The Change is a unique school programme designed to engage students in the United Kingdom and motivate them to create a better world. With a focus on the United Nation Millennium Development Goals, students will develop leadership skills and learn about volunteerism and social entrepreneurship as a means of making a positive impact on the world. Students will be inspired to ‘be the change.’ Thanks to the generosity of Virgin Atlantic Airways, the programme is available to schools in the UK at no cost.
The Be The Change programme begins with a motivational speech, followed by a workshop on leadership skills training, giving students tangible tools, tips and direction on becoming active global citizens to support their peers in developing the world.
The speaking tour part of the Be The Change programme includes:
- Hour-long multimedia presentation to the entire student body
- Fun, interactive workshop for 20 student leaders (about 3 hours)
- Action-planning session
- Teacher resource guide
- Ongoing support provided by Free The Children
Nominations are open to schools in the United Kingdom only.
For more information on the Be the Change Programme, please click here to download the programme information package.
How to Get Involved
The programme also includes the following incentives for young people to take action:
30 scholarships awarded annually to outstanding youth. The students with these scholarships will travel overseas to one of the communities in India, China or Kenya and volunteer to build schools while connecting with the people they are helping to support.
Volunteer Scholarship Trip – India, Summer 2013
To apply for the volunteer trip scholarships, please click here.
For frequently asked questions on overseas volunteer adventures, please click here.
In the mean time if you have any questions or would like to find out other ways to get involved with Free The Children please contact us at email@example.com or call us on 020 7921 4305.
‘£ for £’ matching fund
A ‘£’ for ‘£’ matching fund. This fund is designed to encourage and inspire Youth in Action groups in the UK in their awareness and fundraising efforts to support development projects.
To apply for the pound for pound matching fund, please click here.
For more information on the pound for pound matching fund, please click here.
If you have any questions or would like to inquire about available dates in your area, please contact Kasia Popowicz, UK Operations Manager, by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for trip applications are 21st December. Don’t miss out on a chance of a lifetime!
Virgin Atlantic Airways
Virgin Atlantic Airways has partnered with Free The Children to support development projects in two communities each in India, China and Kenya. Together, we are also inspiring young people to ‘be the change.’ Thanks to the generous contribution of Virgin Atlantic Airlines, the Be The Change programme is FREE OF COST to schools.
Free The Children UK
Registered No. 1138645
“I have worked in youth enterprise for fifteen years but have never seen it facilitated this well, with such tangible results in such a short time.”
- Ian Smith, Deputy Head
“There is so much potential in each human being, something that can be released by equality and opportunity. Craig Kielburger has made such a difference from an early age; just think what we can do!”
- Year 10 pupil
“That was one of the best presentations I have seen in a long time…it was great! Thank you!”
- Head of Upper School
“It inspired me not to be afraid to make a difference!”
- Student, age 12