Can young Croydon change the world?


By - Wednesday 16th April, 2014

Do you believe in the young people of Croydon? Chris Gaisie tells you why you should


Croydon’s next generation of change-makers? Photo by Reaching Higher, used with permission.

On 25th April 2014 at the Croydon Hilton, some of them will set out to try as Croydon-based organisations Live and Unplugged and Reaching Higher team up to launch Global View - a platform for young people to engage and get active in fighting poverty and injustice.

Global View was conceived after 15 volunteers from Croydon went on a 10 week Tearfund International Citizen Service (ICS) placement to Bolivia in 2013. Having spent time working with many disadvantaged young people and children, the volunteers found a new passion to create change in their local and global community. Global View encourages young people to Think, Shout and Act to make a difference for those less fortunate.

The night looks set for some great performances, raffle prizes and an insight to all things Global View. Live and Unplugged will provide an eclectic mix of singers, rappers and spoken word artists who will perform original material alongside covers of well-known modern and classic songs.

Tickets can be bought online on Eventbrite or by emailing . All profits from this exciting event will be used to support Mosoj Yan and Oeser, the two inspiring Bolivian charities Reaching Higher volunteers worked alongside last summer.

We’re hoping not just for a night to remember, but a night than makes a difference.  It would be great to have the support of young and old alike.

Chris Gaisie

Chris Gaisie

Having recently finished his degree studying Philosophy and Film at UEA, Chris decided to head back to home-sweet-home, Croydon. Currently a youth worker in Croydon, he spends his days doing everything from mentoring to teaching how to rap. Music is one of his biggest passions and he can often be found performing for a crowd.

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