Ignorance of other people's perspectives can lead to fear, to hatred, to violence and to death, as the Braden family are all too painfully aware. They founded Encompass Trust to work with young people to challenge such hostility head on: to break the patterns of the past, and to forge a very different future.
Encompass Trust brings together young people from countries and cultures in conflict. They share ten days of intense adventure, activity and learning. Ingrained antagonisms dissolve, to be replaced by a simple recognition of their common humanity.
And so young people complete what we call the “Journey of Understanding”. A journey which ends with a new beginning, as they return to their communities to create projects which inspire others with the same transformative vision.