"I cannot thank Empower enough for believing in the Sports Leaders at St Christopher's. The impact of the ILM course and MTQ48 has been amazing.
All of the students will be placed and actively volunteering in the community.
A number have already begun their placements and have been so positive about the experience.
Thank you Empower for giving them the confidence to believe in themselves."
Deputy Head Teacher, St. Christopher's School, Wrexham
"During our stay in India we had Personal Development Plan sessions which were led by Jo, these sessions looked at skills that we would like to improve and finding solutions to improve those skills.
The main personal skill that I wished to improve was confidence. We talked about different strategies that could be used in order to improve my confidence."
"The course has given me confidence to explore volunteering opportunities outside of the school environment."
"I am more aware of leadership styles and how leaders develop. The course has given me the confidence to work in the community without the support of my teachers and peers."
"I feel more confident now and that I am able to offer my services to the local groups in the community."
Volunteer to Employment participants, Wrexham
We are a UK registered social enterprise working to address issues of poverty, community cohesion, well-being & increase access and attainment across all aspects of learning.
In partnership with a range of local and national organisations Empower works with individuals to increase soft skills in confidence, motivation, independence and self-management.
We have created bespoke programs to help individuals gain relevant employability skills and experience through accredited training, volunteering and mentoring.
Empower - Be The Change was founded in May 2016.
This is a snapshot of the impact we have made on individuals and communities.
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"Volunteers have easily mingled with our village students.
Throughout the program they supplied their full effort and interest to improve our students in sports and spoken English.
Personally I thank Silo India for supplying such wonderful volunteers to our students.
Thank you very much."
Headteacher of T.D.T.A school, Nanjankulum