The Mace Foundation has supported outdoor-education organisation Outward Bound with a donation of £5,000. The funds will be used to help 60 disadvantaged young people in Birmingham and Manchester ‘unlock their potential’.
Outward Bound Trust
The Outward Bound Trust is a non-profit organisation founded in 1941 as a school for merchant seamen. After the Second World War, the charity developed an educational programme that promotes the principles of independence and self-awareness through outdoor learning experiences. Through donations, the Trust runs “adventurous and challenging outdoor learning programmes that equip young people with valuable skills for education, work and life.” The aim is to help the participants become more confident, more effective and more capable at school, college and in the workplace.
Since the start of the programme, over a million people have taken part in Outward Bound courses. In 2014 alone, 25,802 young people in the UK were involved in the programme, either through apprentice, graduate or team development programmes, or via their schools or colleges.
The Mace Foundation, launched in 2012 by consulting firm Mace as a charitable company to support disadvantaged people and communities, has recently announced to donate £5,000 to the Outward Bound Trust. The donation will be used to help 60 disadvantaged young people between the ages of 11-18 to experience an outdoor learning programme.
“We know that an Outward Bound personal development course will help these young people to build the confidence, grit, resilience and self-belief that they will need for future success and are thrilled to be able to support such a valuable programme,” explains, Michael Hanson, CEO of Mace Foundation.