The Dan Eley Foundation
The Dan Eley Foundation
We focus on providing underprivileged children and young people with the support services, skills and appropriate training they need to lift themselves out of poverty and lead independent lives
Our mission is to contribute to the personal and professional development of underprivileged children and young people, with a focus on job skills training and comprehensive psychological/social support as a means to increase employment potential and improve opportunities to achieve independence and a more fulfilling and productive life.
We are guided by the following Beliefs & Principles:
• All children and young people deserve equal access to a high quality education and legitimate employment opportunities.
• Children and young people who have access to a high quality education, skills training and psychosocial support are more likely to lead fulfilling, successful lives as adults.
• A supportive, nurturing environment where children learn values through examples and positive role models is more likely to foster the self belief required for them to recognise their ability and fulfil their potential.
• Legitimate employment leads to empowerment, economic independence, increased hope and reduces the likelihood of involvement in criminal activity.
• In order to address poverty and inequality it is essential to create future leaders with values and a sense of social responsibility from a diverse range of socio-economic backgrounds.
Dan Eley was a volunteer street child worker in Latin America when a tragic diving accident in the Amazon left him paralysed from the shoulders downwards 4 years ago.
Dan hopes his story will inspire youngsters to overcome their adversity
The Dan Eley Foundation aims to:
- To act as a resource for children and young people in Latin American and the UK by providing training, advice and assistance and organising programmes of educational and vocational and social support
- To help children and young people by developing their skills, capacities and capabilities to enable them to participate in society as independent, mature and responsible individuals.
- To form strategic alliances with trustworthy, respected and experienced local service delivery partners with a shared vision and objectives in order to effectively deliver our educational programs
Established: March 2012
Registered Charity Number: 1146478
Board members: 8
Full time staff: 1
Part time staff: 2
Phone number: 01483 424016
Address: Fieldview Petworth Road Godalming Surrey GU8 5QWView charity accounts on the Charity Commission website