Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Year Here

As alluded to in this post, for the last five weeks I have been splitting my time between Wiltshire and London, working half the week as Social Enterprise Intern at Year Here.

"From serving at the frontline of London’s social services to learning from the country’s leading social entrepreneurs, our ‘fellows’ develop the empathy, hustle and acumen they need to make a serious impact. The experience is tough and demanding. And all the more rewarding for it."

Over a nine-month period Year Here follows a packed training programme, putting the fellows through their paces in a number of different areas in social enterprise. Last week saw the 2014 programme's second bootcamp: a full-on week of reflection, learning, practicing and doing. Friday witnessed the culmination of the week's events, taking the shape of #SoulFoodLDN - an evening of free dining bringing together locals to share tasty food and inspiring conversation.

Images via Year Here's Facebook

Having been here for nearly half my time already, I can't believe how quickly it's gone. I've met a lot of extraordinary people, not least the team I'm currently a part of, and have really enjoyed getting to know the fellows better during bootcamp. To be in the company of people of similar age and experience to me with such talent and drive is nothing short of inspiring.

The experience of having worked toward a non-stop week which, all-in-all, was a resounding success, feels fantastic. Now work has started on preparing for Innovation Bootcamp, which takes place at the end of May. As well as that will be the rest of the general background running of Year Here, which is varied, engaging and always interesting.

Have a look at the website to get more information on what we're up to, like us on Facebook and give us a follow on Twitter to keep up to date with what's going on in the Year Here camp.

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