Canaan Project

Canaan Project

Charity information

Canaan Project

Canaan Project is a youth work charity based in Tower Hamlets, working exclusively with young women aged 11-19 years old facing multiple disadvantages, to see them flourish. We offer lunch clubs in two different schools for young women in Years 7-11, as well as after school provision on a local estate open to Years 7-13 and a young leaders programme. As part of our regular provision, we also offer trips and excursions in order to broaden horizons and raise aspirations.

Founded 2005

  • Mission statement

    Our vision is to see:

    Young women who are comfortable in their skin; young women who know and are secure in their inherent worth and unique identity, and who care for themselves holistically.

    Young women who are comfortable in their communities; young women who know the value of others and who are able to build and maintain healthy relationships.

    Young women who are comfortable in the wider world; young women who have broad horizons, have hope and aspirations for their future and use their resources, opportunities and influence to bring about good for themselves and others.

  • Aims

    Canaan Project aims to:

    • We want to see young women flourish, through the prevention or relief of poverty. Tower Hamlets has the highest rate of child poverty at 54%, and we want to provide opportunities out of poverty.
    • We want to see young women flourish through the advancement of equality. Young women in Tower Hamlets make up less than 30% of those accessing youth provision in the borough. We want this to change.
    • We want to see young women flourish by providing girls-only spaces that are safe, and allow young women to develop and grow. We do this by building positive relationships and offering new experiences.
  • Overview

    Established: April 2005

    Registered Charity Number: 1110403

    Board members: 4

    Full time staff: 1

    Part time staff: 3

    Volunteers: 10

    Phone number: 07568128712

    Address: 117 Ricardo Street E14 6EQ

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