What’s your favourite movie? Do you even have a favourite movie or at least a preferred genre of movies? Action, romantic comedy, drama… Would you rather watch Russell Crow fight the Roman Empire, have a laugh with Hugh Gant and Julia Roberts, or follow Leonardo DiCaprio as he dives into the world of dreams? Or, are you the kind of person who enjoys watching wild animals on Discovery Channel and the stories of Making a Murderer on Netflix? Continue reading “Filmmaking course with Lesely Pinder” »
Set up in January 2016, the Drive Forward Ambassadors group celebrated its one-year anniversary in March. King’s College London kindly provided a beautiful space for current ambassadors and those interested in joining the group to get together and look back on a busy year. Continue reading “Drive Ambassadors: one year anniversary” »
I wish this day would pop up more frequently because I think everyone could do with a bit of happiness in their lives. I live in London, apparently the least friendly place in the UK, and it’s very rare to see a day where people are smiling and happy. It’s almost always gray and the weather seems to reflect our mood – pathetic fallacy. Continue reading “International Day of Happiness” »
Zachariah tells his story from coming to Drive Forward as a young graduate looking for a job, to working with us as an Outreach Coordinator.
To me success is being able to say, “I enjoyed myself, I helped people and I earned money”.
As a child, my dream job was to be a kung fu movie star like Bruce Lee. I wanted to be a footballer like Brazil’s Ronaldo, or a wrestler like The Rock. But my true passion has always been music.
Student Volunteering Week reminds us that, supporting others is one of the kindest and potentially most life-changing acts you can do. Volunteering isn’t just for wealthy people who want to “give something back”; it’s not just for people who are fulfilling their community service commitment either; it’s a chance for YOU to step up and support others! Continue reading “Student Volunteering Week 2017” »
Many people hear the word “care” and immediately think of Tracey Beaker. That’s what came to mind when I was young. I never thought that one day I would find myself in the same situation; I never thought that one day I would be in “care”. Continue reading “Time to care more” »
When you help an elderly lady carry her heavy shopping bags up the stairs; when you take a day off work to help a friend move house; when you spend your weekends volunteering for a charity, what do you do it for? Continue reading “Have you been kind today?” »
Pizza…what seems like the universal favourite for so many people. What do you think of when you hear the words “I’m ordering Pizza”? Well…I think of the gooey cheese, the amazing tomato sauce and the never ending variety of toppings. Continue reading “Hungry? Pizza!” »
“Hey, this is Lynn Destiny on your mics from East London radio about to play Salt and Pepper Push Iiiit”, Lynn would speak into the microphone in front of her before playing the artist’s Hip Hop track. During the final two weeks of January, Drive Forward’s training room was transformed into a recording studio where our young people explored Hip Hop music in depth. Continue reading “Your Voice, Your Music” »
“Drive Forward can help you to change your life, but you need to bring in some ambition and motivation!”
Fatima arrived in the UK in 2012, fleeing the ongoing political unrest and violent outbreaks in Guinea. “I was placed in foster care until the age of 16. I then moved into semi-independent living with a couple of other girls. When I turned 18 I moved into my own flat.” Continue reading “Case Study: Fatima’s route to success” »