London Village Network is a grassroots charity dedicated to social equality and community cohesion. Driven by the ancient African proverb ‘it takes a village to raise a child’ that a child’s upbringing is a communal effort. Our aim is to level out the playing field for young people from deprived communities to help them network and seek new career pathways.
Our objectives are to provide access to positive role models, strategic careers information and to meet the social and developmental needs of young people by helping them cultivate new skills, through access to education and training, in order to start realising their potential. LVN delivers its programmes in the heart of local communities on inner-city estates where we addresse unemployment, barriers to entry and other social complex issues. Our approach is to give guidance, support and micro-mentoring whilst tackling the psychological factors that hold some young people back.