New team members at Norwich Christian project
This academic year at Norwich based youth project ENYP is an exciting one with new appointments to the team, enabling further expansion to the children and youth projects.
Since the charity was established in September 2007 the project has grown to cover the Greater Norwich area and now works in partnership with over 30 churches. The team and volunteers continue to deliver and provide a range of children’s and youth projects to engage young people, and this year will see the start of some new projects too!
Tom Woods joins ENYP as the Sports and Outreach Worker, initially focusing on football, but looking to expand ENYP's physical activity and wellbeing provision.
Tom says; “I have a God-given passion to use sport as a tool to reflect, as best I can, the love of Jesus, particularly to young people. Sport is a fantastic way to build relationships and trust with people and I feel this is the key. I hope to insert a sense of pride and self-esteem into the individuals I work with, and most of all hope God can use the work we carry to bring more and more people to Him.”
Shona Jackson joins the team as a Creative Arts Worker, and her passion for music, worship and creativity will provide opportunities to engage young people and develop new ways of cultivating spaces for them to deepen their relationship with God.
Shona says, “I’m so excited about having the opportunity to encourage others to freely and creatively worship God.”
Gabrielle Vella joins as the Youth Arts Worker predominantly focusing on dance provision and developing the already successful Dance Off groups through the 6 clubs that are already running across the city.
Gabrielle has a BA Hons in Dance and has recently been on a 3 month placement in Rwanda with Tearfund working with children and young people in education and health based projects.
Other new team members include Bryony Lawson as a Sessional Worker who will support a number of ENYP's children and youth clubs.
Danny Doran-Smith, ENYP Director said, “We’re really excited about the new developments of ENYP. We are working to a strategy of having 20 workers in the next few years, and we will also be developing a number of satellite projects across the Country which will be connected to ENYP in Norwich. As a Charity we’ve also become a regional representative and associate to the Eden Network (established in Manchester by the Message Trust) which will enhance our national connections and profile”.
Dave Nuttall, Associates Director from the Eden Network, says; “Eden Associates are really excited to be working with ENYP and developing long lasting relationship to support the great work in Norwich."
If you are interested in finding out more information on the work of ENYP please visit the website: www.enyp.org.uk or contact firstname.lastname@example.org