- Ruth Wacuka from Kenya
Global Care Leavers Community commenced as a functional outcome of the first International Care Leavers Convention wherein the care leavers clearly spelt the need for an active platform for the exchange of ideas, best practices, advocacy, legislation, research and support. The community aims to drive the collectivization process including driving motivations, sharing challenges and achievements and seeking support for Care Leavers.
To be vocal about their thoughts, and opportunities, to build strong connections across the globe.
100+ Young people from 25+ countries with Care experience drafted eleven domains of gaps and offered recommendations.
A landmark virtual event led by Care Leavers from across the globe to voice and lead their issues at transnational level.
The policy brief puts together the key guiding principles that can support policymakers while developing policies on leaving care
My second interview is with one of the care leavers passionately supporting care leavers, upcoming psychologist Akpene Mordzifa from Ghana. She is a wonderful, feisty, inspirational young woman and the conversation we had was a real eye-opener for me in many ways and also invoked gratitude for life.
Read further without delay to find out why.
In this conversation, read about the young careleaver from India, Shankar Ishwar Pradhan. His remarkable story and personality will leave a huge impression on our lives. The warm and openhearted conversation shared his strengths and perseverance. Whatever came his way, he never gave up! This open conversation by Shanku will inspire and encourage lots of young careleavers all over the world!
The 1st Global Care Leavers Convention, 2020 held virtually, brought together over 500 youth with lived experience of care from over 23 countries, leading to them coming together as the Global Care Leavers Community (GCLC). We virtually convened every month thereafter over our Café sessions to build our own safe platform to learn, share, and exchange experiences, knowledge, and challenges.
Read onto know the research on methods of supporting the transition of young Care Leavers to independent living in six Latin countries.
Five simple ways to create a supportive workplace for Care leavers
Find out how Young people with care experience train care professionals to equip them with the skills, knowledge and tools they need to work with young people in transition.