Making it Happen Now

Pa is the founder of Making it Happen Now Foundation (MIHN,) a charity that supports inner-city communities by empowering young people to take control of their lives.

MIHN provides a platform that helps disadvantaged communities build a solid foundation for prosperity and self-sustenance. It gives meaning, hope and a sense of purpose, and arms young men and women with essential tools to navigate through life’s challenges. MIHN encourages young people to create and make the most of opportunities, and to make choices that positively impact their local community, with their own unique gifts and talents.

MIHN provides a platform that helps disadvantaged communities build a solid foundation for prosperity and self-sustenance. It gives meaning, hope and a sense of purpose, and arms young men and women with essential tools to navigate through life’s challenges. MIHN encourages young people to create and make the most of opportunities, and to make choices that positively impact their local community, with their own unique gifts and talents.

Outcomes

MIHN brings hope and wisdom to young people struggling to find their way in life. The foundation’s mentors provide a sense of belongingness and acceptance, through love and understanding, particularly to those most at risk of falling into the gang culture and other negative forces that exist within our communities. The mentors are positive role models who young people can relate to and want to listen to. The foundation’s programs are occasionally presided over by alumni who can champion the importance of being responsible, upstanding young citizens. MIHN has had a profound impact on many young lives.

The foundation’s mentors and coaches work collectively to design and deliver a range of courses, workshops and ‘retreats’ to develop and refine core skills such as leadership, communication and literacy. The Making it Happen Now Foundation realizes that not all participants speak English as a first language. Its courses are designed to break language barriers, age barriers and cultural barriers to create positive change that’s as accessible as permanent.

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