We at Hear Their Roar believe fully in collaboration and the joy of working together. Our work revolves around relationships and communication and the relationships with our partners are highly valued and celebrated.
For us: Partnerships mean we can achieve and sustain so much more.
For you: For our partners it means you and your employees play a vital, life changing role in creating a difference in the lives of children, adolescents and adults in disadvantaged communities.
How Your Company Can Be Involved:
The list is endless and can include; financial donations, charity of the year, employee engagement or fundraising, co-promotion, sponsoring one of our events or sponsoring one of our projects, percentage of sale giving, payroll giving or in-kind donations. We are always happy to think outside the box and come up with new ways and ideas too. We can create a plan that connects with your ethics and strategic objectives.
What We Promise You:
100% transparency. We provide reports and proof of how financial support has been spent and the impact it has had.
Support. We will provide you with a team to take the best care of our collaboration.
Joyful engagement. Making a difference in the world should be joyful, exciting, fun and boost morale!
If you would like to partner with us, in any way, please do email - [email protected]
Your partnership will help to achieve and provide...
Your partnership will help to achieve and provide...
... more projects, long term investment in communities and greater impact.
Hear Their Roar provides projects in communities across Africa and your partnership is essential to the sustainability of this work.
The following explains what we do in our projects and why we passionately believe in it:
Children and adolescents suffer extreme emotional health issues and trauma when the UNCRC article 19, (children have the right to be safe from violence and abuse), is ignored. This then affects every aspect of their lives, from being able to focus in school to making positive life choices when they become adults.
We found that the adults in communities were also making decisions from a place of abuse or trauma; so our work includes adults as well as children.
We work with communities by:
There is a demonstrable parity between the needs of Children and Young People within social care and education systems whether in the UK or Africa; unfortunately, there is also demonstrable evidence that the same gaps exist in terms of the strong connections between those receiving these services and those providing them. Connections are the key to success of any form of meaningful intervention in a young person’s life.
Through many years of involvement in the education, health and social care systems in the UK we have developed a broad understanding of symptoms that arise from the challenges that exist between those with the potential to make positive changes in a child’s life and those children which are systematically failed; those ultimately left to drift to the fringes of society.
The key recurrent theme we see is a lack of meaningful connection – a theme that is core to our vision:
“We want to develop meaningful connections between Children and Young People and the societal structures that they live within; re-connection built on mutuality of respect, active listening and inclusion”
Our Core Objectives
To help meet this vision we have set out a series of objectives to help steer and guide.
To develop the capacity and skills of members of disadvantaged communities To support peer charities and organisations in the advancement of mental, physical and moral capabilities for Children and Young people To promote the rights set out in the UNCRC in communities with whom we work
There is a real and avoidable deficit in the support of Children and Young People in Africa despite growing inward aid and investment in the third sector.
Much resource is focussed towards management of symptoms of social deprivation whilst the next generation are not adequately being engaged with to realise substantive, long-term transformation in patterns and behaviours that underlie their situation.
How We Do This
We have focussed on three key programmes where we feel our experiences and capabilities can be leveraged to create the greatest impact in the communities with whom we work. These support the promotion of the UNCRC Article 19 which is our focus.
1. Supporting: Emotional Well-being In Disadvantaged Communities
Through our projects in this area it has been clear there is a breakdown of relationships and communication between Children and Young People and their communities leading to a deficit in emotional connections which is being played out in abusive expression.
Through this programme we undertake sessions with all sections of the community to help transform their view of communication and relationships.
We find our support is heard and understood and with the communities underlying desire for change we are able to make relationships grow. This demonstrably leads to less abusive consequences, be that corporal punishment or the neglect which stems from giving in to circumstance.
2. Engaging: Children And Young People With Social Care Needs
Children and Young People have unexpressed thoughts and feelings which play out in challenging behaviours. They are living with adults who are not able to correctly parent or look after them. This is damaging and in many cases abusive.
We connect Children and Young People in the first instance by using play, the underlying principle of UNCRC article 31, then moving into workshops focusing on understanding their emotions and ability to communicate. This becomes much more powerful in combination with work in the area of emotional well-being of the community as it feeds on the improvement in relationship and communication with the adults.
Children and Young People who have been through our projects feel better equipped emotionally to understand and cope with the challenges of life.
3. Empowering: Non-Violent Resistance And Tools To Support Change
Corporal punishment, escalatory relationships and communication, lack of human connection between adults and Children and Young People can be abusive and damaging but is normalised into the community.
We advocate the use of NVR as it empowers adults to take control of an escalating situation in a way that is not harmful to the child. It reduces escalation, it strengthens relationships, builds communication and has practical tools to manage Children and Young Peoples challenging behaviour. As NVR becomes an effective and embedded cultural norm abusive and disconnected relationship diminishes as a result. This impact is seen as a reduction in harm to Children and Young People and improvement in emotional well-being for all in the society.