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Youth Philanthropy Initiative Success

12 Nov 2019 Article Image

Grampian Women's Aid were delighted to be represented by St Machar Academy S3 Pupils, Duaa and Karolina, at the school's recent Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) Scotland presentations.

To win the £3000 prize money for their chosen charity, each team gives a presentation on the work of the charity to a panel of judges including representatives from YPI Scotland, the school and the community.  The presentation must include: how the charity works to support clients; why they have chosen to support their charity in this way and how the charity, if they win, will spend the £3000.

It was a tough call for the judges but Duaa and Karolina, with their very inspiring and passionate presentation, claimed first prize.  

The girls explained about the services Grampian Women's Aid provide across Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire, quoting statistics of reported incidents and the challenges the organisation faces to meet demand. They also challenged their audience to think why they, as school children were not provided with more knowledge in school about domestic abuse and it's effects on society.  They went on to explain how, should they win £3000 for our charity, Grampian Women's Aid would use the money to fund a support worker to travel around schools in the local area to talk about domestic abuse and give awareness to children and young people of support services available.

Thank you so much to Duaa and Karolina.  Two passionate and informed girls who did our organisation proud today. 


You can find out more about the work of YPI Scotland HERE