Youth Innovation Fellowships

From Summer 2019 onwards, we are offering free professional coaching and mentoring, as well as free office, meeting, workshop and event spaces to 3 young people in London for an initial period of 6 months. The Youth Innovation Fellows must:

• Be aged 18-28;
• Have a business idea or a community project they want to develop and implement;
• Be enthusiastic and eager to take advantage of the mentoring and professional development opportunities.

BEFit4Life

Be Educated and Fit for Life (BEFit4Life) is an innovative pilot that seeks to utilise a fitness for development approach to improve the physical and mental wellbeing of young people facing disadvantaged circumstances in London.We will achieve this through:

  • Regular fitness sessions using a traditional African music called Medzan;

 

  • And regular wellness coaching sessions.

Watch this space for more information!

 

 

 

 

YouthIsPower

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

Mentoring and coaching are integral parts of most of our programmes. We are particularly interested in helping young people acquire skills including:

  • Independent thinking;
  • Public speaking;
  • Self-confidence;
  • Motivation;
  • Leadership skills;
  • Advocacy skills for social engagement and positive social change.

Achievements

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.

More Achievements

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.