I am excited for:
Lynsey Brosnan, YPI Development Lead: “We remain committed to supporting the best quality outcomes for all involved through YPI. I am excited about continuing to learn from, engage, and work with practitioners, partners, and young people to support this.”
Georgea Hughes, Programmes Director: “After a three-year hiatus, we are planning for the return of GLP working alongside our partners Red Earth and IEE in Uganda and Rwanda. I am looking forward to engaging our waiting list of teachers for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We will also be welcoming new schools and BCSOs to our Excelerate investment. There are many opportunities on the horizon as Excelerate empowers our partners to innovate, collaborate, and drive real change with impact in the education system.”
Suzanne Mackie, Communications Manager: “The connections that continue to be formed between our investments are fuelling innovation and transferable learning. I am looking forward to this continuing to grow in 2023 and sharing the stories of empowered, inspirational people and organisations involved with our work.”
Alex Reid, YPI Delivery Lead: “It will be wonderful for more student teams to be able to meet their charities in person and see their brilliant work first hand now that we are coming out of the pandemic, as this is often the part of the journey where YPI comes to life for young people. 2023 marks the 15th anniversary of YPI so it will be great to reflect on its impact and renew our ambition for the next generation of students.”
Ali MacLachlan, UK Director of The Wood Foundation, said:
“Our team and work have grown this year. It is a great opportunity that as the calendar of 2022 draws to a close, we look back to celebrate success, recognise learning, and be ambitious for that can be achieved in 2023.
“Thank you to Team TWF for your dedication to our important work. And thank you to our partners for working with commitment and courage to do things differently and help to shape a better present and future.
“We wish all our stakeholders a great festive season and Happy New Year, and look forward to re-engaging once the mince pies are stored away again when we will be reflecting on how our continued ambition can be developed into reality.”