Edventure is a social enterprise supporting young adults to take initiative and create viable, sustainable futures for themselves and their communities. In September 2012, Johannes Moeller and Temujen Gunawardena brought together a group of founding apprentices to co-create and pilot Edventure.
“There are over 1 million young people not in education, training or work in the UK. For many who do find work the conditions are far from ideal as they have to settle for part-time or temporary jobs that are often unrelated to their skillset, values and passions. This damages their personal and society’s potential.
The challenge is that many opportunities for young adults encourage them to ‘fit into’ an economic system that is changing, ecologically unsustainable and unjust; that much of education does not prepare young people with the transferable skills needed in today’s and tomorrow’s world; and that prolonged youth unemployment leaves devastating ‘scarring effects’ on the generation that society depends on for its future.
At the same time, we are facing unprecedented social, environmental and economic challenges. The problems we face call for a generation of young adults who can create positive change in whatever circumstances they choose to work – whether they are innovators, social entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, craftspeople, library staff, parents, carers or any other workers. We need people who can lead towards building viable, sustainable futures for themselves and their communities.”