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Wilderness Foundation Celebrate World Poetry Day

We would like to share a poem written by one of our young TurnAround graduates on World Poetry Day. Shianne is 21 years old and through our social intervention programme, TurnAround, has been able to turn her life around and has recently returned from the journey of a lifetime to South Africa to help deliver [...]

2018-09-26T09:49:33+00:00October 8th, 2015|Foundation News, Wild Swans|0 Comments

Wild Swans from Essex take flight to Africa

Wild Swans from Essex take flight to Africa Women’s leadership gaps in business have been in the press over the past few years. The question is what stops more women moving into leadership positions and is needed to address the gap? Working with this in mind, CEO of the Wilderness Foundation, Jo Roberts, developed a [...]

2018-09-26T09:49:57+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Education and Leadership, Wild Swans|0 Comments

Trustee Olivia Shaw speaks to Third Sector

Trustee of The Wilderness Foundation, Olivia Shaw, has been speaking to Third Sector Magazine about her decision to become a trustee at a young age and also her thoughts and feelings about being a trustee of the charity. Olivia says: "I wouldn't want to be on a board just as a token younger person," she [...]

2018-09-26T09:50:30+00:00January 23rd, 2015|Foundation News, Wild Swans|0 Comments

Wild Swans – Women's Leadership Graduation

  Huge Congratulations to all the Wild Swans who graduated from the Wilderness Foundation UK women's leadership programme on Saturday 17th February.  We're very proud of you all! Their thoughts on the journey they have all taken: Wind blowing as quick as time anticipation of a wild future the challenging tensions through the season leaves falling as [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:57+00:00February 15th, 2014|Wild Swans|0 Comments

Wild Swans Leadership Blogs: Olivia Shaw

I’ve just returned from a whirlwind week in Salamanca, attending Wild10, the 10th World Wilderness Congress. It is bittersweet writing in this in a cold and rainy England, and thinking about the experience of being in the sunshine, learning from a vast community of peers and wilderness enthusiasts and creating lasting memories. Wild10 is a [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:58+00:00October 31st, 2013|Wild Swans|0 Comments

Wild Swans Leadership Blogs: Alexie Telan

First session I always seek some opportunity to find the right time and the right space for myself. Being a nursing student is quite tough; there are always deadlines, exams and several priorities to juggle. I try to balance things between university work and social life, yet I tend to prioritise what my essential responsibilities [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:58+00:00September 6th, 2013|Wild Swans|0 Comments

Wild Swans Leadership Blogs : Sian Ginn

Me again! Blogging at our mid way point of the Wild Swans programme. This seminar was around resilience and once again, we were able to make the most of the British weather and sit outside to discuss what resilience means to us. The seminar started with a solo walk and reflection on how the nature [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:58+00:00September 5th, 2013|Wild Swans|0 Comments

Inspirational Wild Swans Speaker Justine Laymond

     We were fortunate to have Justine Laymond join us for the very first Wild Swans Seminar last weekend. Justine is a very special, inspiring young woman. Justines Story.... I am very lucky to be alive after a double-lung transplant in July 2006. I suffered the rarest lung disease called, Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (Lam). I kept [...]

2018-06-30T14:03:59+00:00July 9th, 2013|Uncategorized, Wild Swans|0 Comments

Cathy O'Dowd attempts ascent of Nanga Parbat

Everyone at the Wilderness Foundation UK wishes success and safety to our Wild Swans Patron Cathy O'Dowd as she departs for the 1st ascent of Nanga Parbat via the Mazeno Ridge – the longest ridge on any 8000m mountain, including eight 7000m peaks, never climbed all the way to the summit. Cathy is part [...]

2018-06-30T14:04:58+00:00June 8th, 2012|Foundation News, Wild Swans|0 Comments

International Essay Competition for Young People

Thanks to Karin Jordan for flagging up this wonderful opportunity for young people, which may be of interest to graduates of the Wilderness Foundation UK's Sirius and Wild Swans programmes. International Essay Competition for Young People Organized by The Goi Peace Foundation and UNESCO Endorsed by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology [...]

2018-06-30T14:04:58+00:00May 17th, 2012|Sirius, Wild Swans|0 Comments