Partnership is at the heart of all we do at STN Trust. We believe we can be most effective in encouraging individuals to flourish in the face of adversity when we work in collaboration with other related organisations.
Through our mentoring and befriending scheme we journey with individuals, supporting them with immediate needs; housing; developing life skills, training and education; budgeting and finances as well as helping them to build friendships and to develop a sense of belonging within our home city of Norwich. Through our mentoring and befriending scheme we journey with men released from prison, people displaced from their home countries, individuals facing homelessness and survivors of trafficking. We do this by working in close partnership with English+, Norwich Prison, Hope into Action, Talitha Norwich, Norwich Job Centre, the Mitre and The Sanctuary Coffee Stop.
We share Street Child’s vision that ‘every child deserves the right to safety and to be empowered through education’ and support their work in making this vision a reality by regularly fundraising for Street Child. Every year we send a team out to take part in the Street Child’s Sierra Leone Marathon. St Thomas Trust also sponsors three primary schools in Sierra Leone:
/ St Thomas Norwich Sanctuary Academy, Benkia Yemp
/ St Thomas Norwich Primary School, Polloth
/ St Thomas Church Norwich Hope Academy WCSL Bath Sint
David Lloyd, Trustee for STN Trust and Street Child visiting St Thomas Norwich Sanctuary Academy 2017
International Justice Mission is the world’s largest anti-trafficking organisation: STN Trust commits through prayer, giving and raising awareness to support the IJM Kolkata Field Office. The IJM Kolkata Field Office focuses on combatting sex trafficking and through working with local law enforcement, social workers, judicial system and the Indian government they are working to bring an end to slavery in India.
Big Life: Working in partnership with Big Life, Kolkata through prayer and giving we have enabled setting up street schools for homeless children, visits to aftercare homes to support survivors of trafficking as well as helping to secure the Big Life Centre in Kolkata.
Big Life Street School. Making education available to every child.
Big Life: Our partnership with Big Life has given us the opportunity to make one girl’s dream of going to school become a reality. Rescued from trafficking and a life under threat, no longer able to remain in her home country, STN Trust has committed to sponsoring her education and supporting her to rebuild her life in Cambodia.