Themes (Ages 11-14)

Young people who are easily radicalised often lack self-esteem and a sense of belonging. A constructive alternative is needed. Engaging in altruistic activities makes a real-world positive impact on the lives of others and helps to develop a sense of purpose and self-worth.

Key Messages

Over 200 learners who have used parts of Miriam’s Vision fed back to us in the Miriam's Vision Evaluation & Impact Study. A substantial number of learners expressed a desire to raise funds for the Miriam Hyman Children’s Eye Care Centre. This fundraiser engages any year group(s) in inter-related activities that make a positive impact in the real world.

This framework can be used to support any charity.

  • To develop self-esteem through supporting others
  • To raise funds for the Outreach Programme at the MHCECC in Odisha, India

A whole school, key stage or year group fundraiser

Links to National Curriculum

There are links to Business & Enterprise, and the PSHE non-statutory curriculum, that you can refer to if desired.

  • Preparing students for the challenges of adult life.
  • Developing empathy and cooperation
  • Exploring what it means to be enterprising and assessing their own needs, interests, values, skills, abilities and attitudes in relation to options in learning, work and enterprise.
  • Improve economic understanding and develop approaches to working with others, problem-solving and action planning.
  • Students will develop and maintain self-esteem and envisage a positive future in the workplace.

This is an optional suggestion for fundraising, included here in response to feedback.

  • For background, there is lots of information on Miriam, the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust, and how funds are used in the MHMT section of this website.
  • An event could take the form of an off-timetable afternoon with products and services for sale.
  • You could hold a sponsored activity or series of activities.
  • The theme could be Vision (relating to the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre), or India (relating to the location of the MHCECC - see our Art, Dance and Geography modules), or any theme that interests students.
  • You could include products of the Miriam's Vision Art and Dance modules for display.
  • You could invite the local community, relatives and friends.
  • You could seek support from local businesses.
  • You could refer to the Business & Enterprise curriculum to focus on more academic aspects of the planning and execution of your event.

Funds raised can be donated to the MHMT via our Donate page. Doing this creates a loop between our two projects, the MHCECC and Miriam's Vision. Thank you :)