Importance of Community

Community is important as it provides safety and security in our lives. It provides us with a support network; people we can connect with as we travel through the rollercoaster of life. It gives us the drive to reach our goals and promotes a positive mindset. Whether it’s a family unit, joining a band, or making good friends at university; feeling like you belong somewhere is important for us humans.

Online communities such as Facebook and other social media platforms allow us to reach out to others around us. We can follow causes that matter and organisations that we believe in. It can stop us from feeling like outcasts in society, as well as keeping us attuned with what’s going on around the world.

The community can provide us with a sense of achievement. Volunteering your time is not only rewarding but can also improve your sense of self, by exploring your identity and figuring out your likes and dislikes, whilst meeting people from different walks of life and different backgrounds.

Not only is creating a circle fulfilling, but it also means that you will not have to face your battles alone or in silence. Community unites us and empowers us to be the best version of ourselves that we can possibly be whilst enhancing our joy and happiness. It teaches us the value of working together to achieve goals beyond our own needs.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”.

Diana, Project Hope Team Member

Project Hope on thesprout.co.uk

We are thrilled that thesprout.co.uk/blog has written a piece on us. Read an excerpt below, and hit the button at the bottom to read the full article

The COVID-19 global pandemic is having an unprecedented impact on individuals and communities. Naomi Lea, 21 , our founder and project co-ordinator realised this would have a profound impact on young people “In this crisis so many young people are finding that loneliness is a real issue – they haven’t been able to socialise with friends face to face or do the things they enjoy.”

She set up Project Hope along with 15 other young to organise online gatherings for people aged 13-25 three times a week. Project Hope aims to tackle youth loneliness by creating a safe space for individuals to come together, meet new people and have some fun. The project therefore addresses the needs of young people to connect with others during this uncertain time and scary time.

With schools closed, extracurricular activities cancelled, and community services perhaps impacted by the current pandemic, many young people are likely to find themselves…..