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Together, we did it! We raised £5,185 for the kids at Sky Is The Limit School ...
... as well as a whole lot of hope and opportunity for 400 kids to learn, grow, and envision a brighter future for themselves and their communities.
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Sky Is The Limit School & Centre
Changing lives for generations to come
Giving vulnerable children the best opportunities possible
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Help us give children the future they deserve!

We believe that the best investment you can make is in a child’s future. By showing a vulnerable child that they are not alone in this world, by giving them love, hope and a sense of belonging, we can transform their lives for the better and build strong, sustainable communities.

Ecologia is committed to giving brighter futures to disadvantaged and vulnerable children and young people around the world. You play an important role in this mission.

With your support, we can change the future and give young people around the world the chance to make a better life for themselves and inspire change in their communities.

Liza Hollingshead, Director & Founder

We Take Action. To bring Long-term Changes

Supporting children and young people in our international projects means for us a holistic approach, rather than simply disbursing funds. We offer financial support, but also offer training and help our partners develop skills, innovation and solidarity with each other.

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Meeting young people's needs

We are driven by a vision of a world where all young people can thrive within their communities. Together with our partners, we help young people to gain access to the things they need in order to shape their own futures and become agents of change in their communities.

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Uganda – Sky Is The Limit Centre

Since 2014, we have worked closely with Sky Is the Limit Centre to give 400 vulnerable and disadvantaged children in Fort Portal, Uganda the best opportunities possible.

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Kenya – Tarnos School

Since 2019, we have supported Tarnos School in Kericho county to create a centre of excellence for 300 economically deprived rural children.

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Scotland – Refugee Action Forum

We have been supporting local groups in Ukrainian refugee welcome and resettlement locally.

What They Say About Us

From volunteers and supporters to our beneficiaries themselves, read how we have helped to transform lives of people around the world.

I joined Sky Is The Limit when I was 7. I was very skinny and I was always feeling sick. My school uniform was always too big. I loved playing games outside, but whenever I tried to play with my friends I used to fall down and faint! I was miserable and my concentration in class was always poor because I only eat 1 meal at home. At Sky Is The Limit, school meals became my second meal of the day. Now, I have gained a lot of weight and I am happy that I am no longer so skinny. I can play games with my friends and I can now concentrate in school as well.

Kissa, 9

Sky Is The Limit School, Uganda

Through this skills training, I have been exposed to so many new ideas and competitive skills from the teachers and fellow students. The teachers are ready to listen and help. I dream of running my own salon and beauty shop. I love this education program because it is helping us young girls to know who we are and find our self-esteem. It is solving the problem of eradicating poverty in the community. Because of this course, I can give my baby girl a better future than I could expect. I want to help other young girls and change their lives like mine has been changed.

Christine, 22

International Peace Initiatives Skills Training, Kenya

I had the chance to meet a lot of wonderful kids and adults, who welcomed me and made me feel home since day one. This [volunteering] experience gave me a lot on various levels. I understood what living in a community means, and I enjoyed it very much. Everyone always made sure that I felt comfortable. I discovered new shades of the Russian population: not only people with great history and culture, but also welcoming and caring people, who gave anything I needed, just as if they’ve known me forever.

Alice

2021 Volunteer, Russia

The old pit toilets were scary for me. Now that we have flushing toilets and sinks with running water, I am very happy! I’m sure our health will improve. I cannot wait to start using them, but I’ve never used them before so a teacher will have to show me how.

Bernice, 7

Tarnos School, Kenya

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Ecologia fosters long-term relationships with our partners because we believe real change takes time and dedication. Read about the impact your support has on our inspiring partners and the work they do to create a world in which every child thrives.

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susie Kemp

Susie has 30+ experience as a creative copywriter, editor, and proofreader, starting out as a 20-year-old copywriter in the Mad Men world of early 1990s advertising in South Africa. Ever since, she’s had a love affair with creative conceptualisation, thinking outside of the box, writing to a deadline, and being thrown in the deep end!

She took an MSc in Publishing at Edinburgh Napier University as a mature student, in 2015, and continues to keep herself busy working as a copy-editor, proofreader and copywriter in book publishing, corporate communications, and publishing project management.

Apart from her love of working with independent authors, Susie has a fondness for working in the third sector and likes to use her corporate communications and marketing experience to support projects close to her heart. She has lived and worked in the Findhorn area for 25 years, and has been involved in a number of third sector projects and organisations, and family businesses.

Working at Ecologia Youth Trust helps Susie to live in integrity with her values of supporting the next generation to be the best that they can be, and she sees it as a way to give back to Mama Africa, the beloved continent on which she was born.

Ellen Shaw

Ellen joined the Ecologia team in June 2018 as Marketing and Communications Manager. Ellen has lived in Scotland for 6 years and has worked for non-profit and charitable organisations across varied fields. She currently shares her passion for helping young people through Ecologia Youth Trust and she works as a dancer and dance teacher in her spare time.

Robyn Cooper

Robyn is the Associate Director of International Projects, having previously worked within the team as a Project Development and Marketing Officer from April 2019 until May 2021. As Associate Director, Robyn is co-leading the International side of Ecologia with Founder and Director, Liza Hollingshead, bringing a new energy into Ecologia as they look towards the future of the charity.

Liza Hollingshead

Liza is the founder of Ecologia and Director of International Projects. She was born and educated in South Africa and worked there as a high school teacher. She moved to live in the Findhorn Community in 1974. She started Ecologia in 1995 after being introduced to Dmitry Morozov, the founder of Kitezh Children’s Community in Russia, and was inspired to support the community in its mission to rescue orphaned children from institutions and give them homes, families and education in a supportive environment.

This led to projects supporting disadvantaged youth and children in South East Asia and in East Africa. TRead more about Liza’s story here.