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Girls Who Help Boys…

11.05.13 | News

At the beginning of April, Survivors Manchester was contacted by a young lady from Altrincham Grammar for Girls who, along with her school friends, had chosen Survivors Manchester as the topic of a fantastic project, The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is a combination of in-class learning and community development experience that gives pupils the tools to understand and engage in community advancement. Pupils research, meet with and advocate for a local charity and then compete for a grant for that charity.
Meg and a group of school friends chose Survivors Manchester because, as Meg told our Service Director, Duncan

boys don’t get the recognition they should with this issue and its not right

Duncan said

I was lucky enough to meet the girls when they interviewed me about Survivors Manchester. They were so respectful of our work and it was a true honour to meet two fantastically mature young women. Young people are the future, they are they key to changing our society and how we view sexual abuse and rape, and they are the key to ensure that boys and men are not lost in the fight to break the silence. I know that these inspirational girls will go on to do great things!

Meg and the group are presenting their project on Monday 13 May and from all the lads, staff team and board of trustees, we wish them the best of luck. They are already winners in our eyes as they have helped up break the silence!

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