The Great Generation

Registered Charity Number 1120349

Total raised
£9840.50 + £1511.50 Gift Aid = £11352.00
+ £1129.00 Gift Aid
+ £382.50 Gift Aid

About The Great Generation

The Great Generation is a young and forward thinking organisation which mobilises the agency of individuals, civil society and business to work towards and help achieve the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals. The Great Generation aims to capture the spirit of giving that followed the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004 and maintain this momentum so that more resources are channelled towards long-term development in all parts of the world, where communities are in need. Taking part in a sustainable development project with The Great Generation gives you a unique opportunity to experience a different culture, develop personally and professionally and learn from the communities we work with, whilst making a positive impact. Our projects are mutually beneficial and offer you the chance to get to see your donation in action, helping to invest in local infrastructure and microfinance ventures. 

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Help me improve the life chances of Brazilian boys

My Name is Dominic Matthews. I'm from Mainz, Germany and attend St. Columba's College in Dublin. I'm currently in my fourth year, the so-called Transition Year, in which students are supposed to work outside of school, and experience new things. What better way to do this than to help kids whose communities cannot give them the sort of start in life that I had?
This is why I have decided to take part in a project,organized by The Great Generation that supports young boys in Brazil. I'll
join my classmates, Etienne-Jacques Bolger, Gwyn Ejase-Tobrise and William Torkington in Sao Paolo to give English lessons.
The project concentrates on helping boys to become professional football players,
and need English for the next steps in their careers.

I am very excited that I might be able to help these boys to succeed. Beside going there
in person to "jump-start" their English, we will also leave money and measures in place after we go away, so that the work we do will have some long term effect.
Please help me in this project by donating any sum you can spare. I pledge to work hard and make conscientious use of your contribution!
We’ve been invited by Sr. José Guimarães, the founder of Pequeninos do Jockey, a well known football club commited to helping to keep underprivileged kids off the streets. For almost 50 years, thousands have benefited from its mission to provide social inclusion and prioritize academic results.It is a leading developing ground for future professionals. Many of the youth dream of getting a scholarship in another country and a career as a football player.
Communicating in English is crucial, yet most of these kids haven’t had the chance or support to achieve a basic level.
Our team’s two-week stay to initiate an English-language programme
and begin workshops can help to boost their level. Because we are young, we think that we can relate better to the boys.I ask for your support to raise £1,450 (€1,650) as my contribution to this project. Excess funding will be donated to Pequeninos do Jockey and the English language programme that we help to initiate. Even the smallest contribution will make a difference in their lives. We will post progress of our stay on The Great Generation’s Facebook page, if you care to follow this amazing experience for the kids, and for us.

Dominic Matthews

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