News


God grew tired of us - a refugee's story

As the US participants from the Journey of Understanding Feb’15, we wanted to use our Encompass experience to engage the people of Syracuse. In doing our research we realized that Syracuse resettles around 1200 refugees each year. We had no idea that refugees make up such a large part of our community, so we

Read more  →

The best of times... Jourdann's blog

When given the opportunity to go to Snowdonia, Wales for a week I was a bit apprehensive to apply at first. I knew I would be missing the school trip to Edinburgh and to Paris and was worried I may not get as much value from my time stuck in the mountains with no cellular reception

Read more  →

A different cup - a special brew!

‘Diversitea’ is a monthly social event in which young people meet new people and engage in dialogue on topical and pertinent contemporary issues over a cup of tea. Last month we held our first ‘Diversitea’ in partnership with Aik Saath’s Empowered. It was phenomenal event with over forty young

Read more  →

Challenge to Change: JoU Feb 16

Wow! Another Journey of Understanding complete and what a journey it has been! So many inspirational young people from across the globe with such varied and wonderful stories and life experiences to share. It really has been a genuinely rich and vibrant programme and we hope this zeal

Read more  →

Apply for international programme Feb 16

Encompass Trust ‘International Journey of Understanding’ 21st February – 1st March 2016, Snowdonia, Wales Would you like to develop your intercultural understanding? Would you like to develop your confidence in engaging with people from different cultures and countries? Would you like to be part

Read more  →

No man is an island ...Indonesian attacks

Encompass would like to extend its deepest condolences to all the families of the victims of the devastating act of terrorin Jakarta this morning. Terrorism and loss of life in such tragic circumstances is traumatic, not only for the families but for communities and countries as a whole. Causing terror

Read more  →