Last year the emergency Just Giving Campaign raised over £9000 in total and provided a lifeline to 11 MYP trainees and alumni, enabling them to cope during training and unemployment. The money donated ensured that those most vulnerable could pay for rent, food and transport, and other necessities during difficult times.
The MYP team have recognised the need for reassurance during the lockdown and have been supporting young people in a variety of ways with everything from pastoral care to distributing laptops to those unable to job search, work or train from home with limited resources.
As a result of coronavirus MAMA Youth alumni are now in need of support more than ever before.
Many alumni are struggling to move away from challenging backgrounds and were already disadvantaged prior to the major set-back of the global pandemic. There are concerns that already vulnerable young people will now be subject to further financial pressure in addition to deteriorating mental health. Alumni who were just embarking on their career journey, seeing light at last at the end of the tunnel are now facing grave uncertainty instead. For them, the current circumstances could not have come at a worse time. MAMA Youth Project alumni are now at risk of becoming extremely vulnerable.
MAMA Youth need your help today! The impact of the latest lockdown on those struggling to cope financially has already been significant and is likely to worsen over the coming months. Your donation will help young people from low income and disadvantaged backgrounds who the charity pledges to protect from the damaging economic effects of Covid-19.
To make your donation today, click here.