International Women’s Day 2021

International Women’s Day 2021

Making BIG Things Happen, Little By Little!
Match Funding Now Available

Today is International Women’s Day.

A day where people around the world celebrate the achievements of women and girls, and unite to forge a gender-equal world. At Ecologia Youth Trust, we believe in gender equality. We believe that that it is not only a human right, but that the empowerment of women is key to building a stronger, sustainable
communities for future generations.

In celebration of International Women’s Week, we have partnered with GlobalGiving – an international crowdfunding platform – to bring you a fantastic opportunity to help your donations go even further in helping empower women and change children’s lives for the better.

From today, 8th March, until Friday 12th March, online donations made to one of our projects
(linked below), will be eligible for match-funding. Donate up to $50 – that’s £35 – and we will receive an extra 50%!

We invite you to:

  • Join our Little by Little campaign by making a donation to help Sky Is The Limit
    develop their 8-acre farm to provide a daily hot meal to 400disadvantaged children,
    and train local young people in sustainable farming practices to increase their
    opportunities for employment and ability to provide for their families.
    Donate And Develop Our Farm In Uganda Today


  • Take a stand this International Women’s Week and support 35 vulnerable young
    mothers who have little education and have been forced into commercial sex work by
    poverty, to gain a Hair & Beauty diploma, learn valuable life skills, and start their own
    businesses so they can break their cycle of poverty and improve their children’s lives.

           Donate Now And Empower Vulnerable Women In Kenya

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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.