3.1 ScopingMission - 2017
As part of a development plan, Evah’s Spirit, via a third party organisation, carried out research during May 2017 with a group of individuals 16 years and over from the UK, residing within a 16 plus (LAC) residential facility. They were asked, if completing a voluntary project abroad would be something that would interest them and if so why?
The responses were thought provoking and heartfelt: One young person said; “If I did something like that it would change my life. I would know that I would cope with stuff and I have a lot of stuff to cope with. It would be a challenge and if I managed it I would be like yeah, look what I’ve done! It would make me feel good about myself’”
There were many other responses of a similar nature that echoed the same sentiments, as a result of its findings Evah’s Spirit decided to create a pilot project, its core aim, to take a group of youth from (LAC) services and marginalised communities in the UK to Africa, to serve as volunteers, to achieve a number of specific outcomes motivated by the findings.