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Thank You for Your Generous Donation!

On behalf of Ecologia and the young people we work with, we extend our heartfelt gratitude for your incredible generosity and support. Your donation has a profound impact on our ability to build a world where every young person can thrive. Together, we can sustainably make a difference to their lives.

Your Contribution Matters

With your support, we can make sure young people are given the quality education, access to food and water, and resources that they need to thrive.

Changing Lives Together

It is through the kindness and dedication of donors like you that we can continue our mission of working with children and young people to shape their futures and grow stronger sustainable communities. Because of you, we can continue to work alongside partners to give community and family support, quality education and the means to regenerate their environment for immediate and long-term security. Together, we are making a lasting impact and creating positive change in the lives of children and young people.

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Once Again, Thank You!

We cannot express our gratitude enough for your unwavering support. Your generosity inspires us to work harder, dream bigger, and make a difference every single day. We are immensely grateful for your belief in our mission.

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Thank you again for your incredible generosity and for being a vital part of our mission. Together, we can create a brighter future for all.

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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.