Our charity, Policy Centre for African Peoples (PCAP), is partnering with Business Launchpad (BLP) and Generation Success to implement Be Educated and Fit for Life (BEFit4Life), a long-term project aimed at supporting 150 young people aged 16-21 who are not in education, employment or training (NEET), or who are at risk of becoming NEET and getting involved in crime in the boroughs of Lambeth, Wandsworth and Barking.
We are delighted that our 3 organisations were awarded funding through the Mayor’s Young Londoners Fund to implement BEFit4Life for 3 years, starting in January 2020.
BEFit4Life provides beneficiaries with a holistic support package of business support, advice and opportunities for careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), and an introduction to healthy lifestyles through innovative fitness, motivational and personal development programmes.
Got a goal you want to achieve? Aged 16-18? Join #YouthIsPower!
What’s That? – YouthIsPower is a programme offering young people (16-18) support to achieve their educational, professional and personal goals.
What Are the Activities? –From summer 2020 onwards, the young people participating in the YouthIsPower programme will have the unique opportunity to attend regular coaching, mentoring and motivational sessions. Participants will learn useful skills including how to achieve their goals in 6 easy steps; self-confidence boosting techniques; focusing; independent thinking; public speaking; job interview preparation, and more.
How Much? –YouthIsPower is free; participants will not pay anything, as this programme is funded by charitable grants.
Where? -The sessions will take place at International House, Brixton, London SW9 7QE
More Information? –To express your interest, or obtain more information, please e-mail us.
Mentoring and coaching are integral parts of most of our programmes. We are particularly interested in helping young people acquire skills including:
PCAP’s achievements include:
LEAD4HOPE -a training and mentoring programme for aspiring young entrepreneurs in Hackney, which we implemented throughout 2018. Thanks to Lead4Hope, more than 40 youths acquired skills including independent thinking, public speaking and entrepreneurial skills for positive social change. Aviva Community Fund sent a team to film this successful programme.
AFRICAN DIASPORA SUMMER FESTIVAL -an annual educational project we implemented between 2011 and 2017. These festivals have enabled thousands of people in London and elsewhere to learn about business and educational opportunities in Africa; African culture and the achievements of African Diaspora members worldwide.
QUESTION TIME SEMINARS -between 2011 and 2018, PCAP organised a wide variety of Question Time-style events aimed at promoting leadership development and social engagement. These included Mandela Day at the UK Parliament; the African Diaspora Annual Lecture series and Medway Question Time.
Other achievements of PCAP include:
PITCHING AFRICA -a leadership and professional development programme that has enabled hundreds of people to discover the leadership training, employment and internship opportunities offered by African entrepreneurs in London and elsewhere. This programme proved so successful that the award-winning filmmaker Colin Izod produced a film based on the participants in 2013.
AFROBEAT ISOLATION -an educational and social engagement initiative that enabled people from all backgrounds and all ages to overcome isolation and loneliness by meeting other people while participating in activities including African history, music and arts sessions. We were congratulated in 2010 by the then UK Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, for promoting social cohesion in Medway through this programme.