We are dedicated to community engagement & personal empowerment. We work with individuals & groups from all walks of life using filmmaking as a tool to enable those furthest from power to get their voices heard. People are experts in their own lives and circumstances & we want to share experiences that develop the trust & cooperation needed to build resilient communities & foster positive change.
The Gather Film Festival is series of film events that take place during the Gather Festival, an annual celebration of local and international culture, community and creativity organised by the Edinburgh University Student Association (EUSA) and the University of Edinburgh.
The Turing Trust is a sustainable development charity, making people more employable by bringing transformative technologies to those most in need.
Our main activity involves recycling IT in the UK for use in rural African schools. Our schools lack the learning resources we take for granted, limiting their potential. Together we can fight e-waste in the UK and improve education for young learners.
Through a day-long festival of workshops, performances, local food, inspirational speakers and action, we aim to bring together and engage young people who have skills to share and learn from each other about promoting social change.
The overall aim of the festival is to highlight how young people can make the changes they want to see in the world.
LIVED as an organization is committed to making visible, communicating and mobilizing support for the lived experiences of school-aged children in different contexts of displacement. LIVED aims to achieve this through the participatory production of documentary films and through the delivery of film-making workshops to displaced adolescents in each context.
The objectives of the OWC are to promote Development Education and:
a) to enable people to understand the links between their own lives and those of people throughout the world
b) to increase understanding of the economic, social, political, cultural and environmental forces which shape all our lives
c) to enable people to find ways to bring about change by acting locally to create a more just,
We work with young people ages 12-21 who hang out in the city centre (around 150 different young people over the course of a fortnight). We don’t ‘put stuff on’ for the young people, instead we support them to develop their own opportunities – that way there’s a shed load more skills and confidence developed.
Most importantly, Hot Chocolate is a place where the young people feel ‘at home’.
Edinburgh Young Carers Project is committed to the promotion of the rights children and young people.
All young carers have the right to: Make their own decisions and choices, (to be a child, a carer or both), be heard, listened to and believed, protection from physical and psychological harm, information and choice and to stop physically caring.