November 23rd, 2015

Unity in Diversity

Like people across the country and beyond, I went to work last week with the events of Beirut and Paris, and all that they represent, very much on my mind. We ran our lunch club as usual on Monday and as I looked around the room of 20 young women, chatting, laughing, playing and eating […]

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October 26th, 2015

Kili for Canaan

On News Years Eve, I (Fiona) and one of our brilliant volunteers and friends, Marianne, will be jetting off to Tanzania to take on a six day trek to the ‘roof of Africa’.  It was whilst summitting the Beeston Bump, Norfolk (63m above sea level), that we were inspired to embrace our mutual love of […]

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October 16th, 2015

Another small step

I have another mini success story for you this week. I’ve been talking at length to one of our girls over the last couple of weeks who has faced some situations that have really upset and worried her. We discussed the situations from every possible angle, exploring her perception of how she and others had […]

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October 7th, 2015

Reflections from the ‘newbie’

Being the ‘newbie’ at Canaan Project has been fun and challenging. Having been in my previous job for 6 years, it has taken some getting used to having to be the new person in the team and the one asking all of the questions! I’ve learnt lots of new things already, including how to play […]

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September 18th, 2015

Role Models

This week has been a good week. I achieved two goals, one personal and one professional, that were the result of months of work and persistence. On both occasions I was buzzing with excitement and bursting to tell someone. My mind quickly went to people that knew how important this would be to me and […]

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