Every year in the spring e7’s calls for applications from young women ages 18-25 who want to make a difference in their communities and society. Usually, each cohort consists 65% of Emirates representing all seven Emirates, and 35% of long-term residents of the UAE of other nationalities.
Daughters of the Emirates is an incubator for social and environmental impact projects. It is also an annual community leadership program for 35 young women who call the United Arab Emirates their home; nationals and long term residents alike. From the inaugural e7 Summit to the final Graduation, e7 actively educates, inspires, and connects young women through a 9 month program.
Each cohort is supposed by a wider community of team members, mentors, workshop facilitators, alumnae, and corporate partners.
In 2018/2019 Sarah Morrin supported one of the groups, taking part in the initiative as a mentor.
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative which aims to empower women and underrepresented minorities to speak openly about their accomplishments and improve their self promotion skills. It is volunteer-led program of 90 minute workshops offered free-of-charge in person and virtually.
Sarah Morrin is an #IamRemarkable Facilitator and has brought the program into PwC Middle East following a networking event including Google. She has facilitated #IamRemarkable sessions for over 400 women and for mixed gender groups across multiple geographies including the UK, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and UAE and has been active in encouraging others to become facilitators.
Our director Neil Morrin has been appointed as a local governor of a school in the community. Governors are a voluntary position and they take a key role in the support and development of schools.
Neil Morrin has been appointed to a Community Governor of Penrice Academy, he will be bringing his health and safety expertise along with other expertise to the role.
Cornwall Education Learning Trust:
They are a large and dynamic multi-academy trust educating over 7,500 children and young people across Mid-Cornwall from Newquay on the Atlantic Coast to St Austell on the south coast. Their approach is simple: pupil leaning is at the centre of everything that they do, and they are focused above all on making teaching in their academies as good as it can be. The trust includes 4 secondary schools, 9 primary schools and 1 new primary school opening Sept 2021.
Every CELT academy is deeply committed not to ensuring that all children receive the same thing, but that every child gets what he or she needs in order to develop their unique potential and succeed in life. We want to establish CELT as a family of academies in which every child thrives, and in which excellence is achieved through equity.
Neil Morrin did a fundraiser walk, walking from coast to coast for Cornwall Hospice Care in order to raise money for all those who have lost someone. He walked from Fowey to Padstow along the Saints way in a day, it was 36 miles, which may not sound like much to the marathon runners among us, but it was the furthest that he had walked in a day. He raised an amazing amount of £541 for the Cornwall Hospice Care.
Cornwall Hospice Care:
Cornwall Hospice Care provides specialist care and support for people with terminal illnesses. Their clinical teams support patients and their loved ones in our hospices, within their acute hospitals and care homes and in the community through their Neighbourhood Hubs. They run two hospices – Mount Edgcumbe at St Austell and St Julia’s in Hayle. They also run a 24 hour advice line for other healthcare professionals.
It costs over £5m to provide this specialist care that they offer, with only 19% of this funded through a contribution from Cornwall’s NHS commissioners. The other £4m is raised through the support of the people of Cornwall and beyond, who leave gifts in their wills, support their fundraising events, play their lottery and visit their charting shops and donation centres across Cornwall.