The Isbourne Holistic Centre’s aim - to create positive lives - extends far beyond its Holistic Centre hub. In 2004, IT Schools Africa (www.itschoolsafrica.org), an outreach project of the Isbourne, was founded to transform IT education in Africa and enable African children to gain the essential IT skills they need to transform their job prospects and free themselves from poverty.
IT Schools Africa collect unused IT equipment in the UK, refurbish it, then send it out to schools in Africa. In the past 11 years the charity have sent over 45,000 computers, provided 1,500 schools with IT equipment, trained 750 teachers in IT, and have given millions of children access to IT.
The Isbourne also works closely with the Makhad Trust (www.makhad.org), which supports and protects the heritage, livelihood and environment of the Bedouin tribes in Egypt’s Sinai desert.
Gloucestershire Young CarersTo ‘know thyself’ is both the destination of the journey and the journey itself. Working alongside the Young Carers of Gloucestershire and Isbourne affiliated Practioners to introduce a seven week holistic wellbeing course in a safe supported space to explore your own individual values, and sharing this with a group. Find out more
Eastwood Park Prison Project
The objective of the project is to assist the re-settlement of prisoners and reduce their re-offending for the substantial emotional, physical and financial benefits of themselves, their families and friends, and the wider community. Eastwood Park, a women’s prison in Gloucestershire, has identified through detailed research that a number of complex issues contribute to re-offending, including chaotic lifestyle, domestic abuse, separation from children and families, drug and alcohol misuse and homelessness. Prisoners are usually lacking severely in self-esteem and confidence, and suffer with anger issues, low resilience and negative thought patterns. Find out more