Prince Harry’s Day in Leicester

  March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am by

Tuesday as Leicester Day for Prince Harry, as he visited three different projects that provide activities designed to empower youth, and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, respectively.

His first stop was Hamilton College, where Harry joined primary school students from a local primary school that were taking part in the ‘Yes You Can’ project run by Kaine Management to bring peer mentors together with students to help them “overcome barriers to learning”. One of the aspects of the project that the Prince was shown was the ‘I Have A Dream” program which is designed to “empower primary school children to be resilient in achieving their dreams as they transition to secondary school”.

Harry spoke to the pupils about protecting the environment and encouraged them to “never give up…because you can never do anything by yourself” as they were creating posters that illustrated the dreams the had for the future.

It was then on to the Leicester Aids Support Service centre to sit in on a training session for volunteers and partner organisations to increase the ways the lives of individuals living with HIV/AIDS can be supported and to help reduce the stigma associated with the disease. While at the centre, Prince Harry unveiled a commemorative plaque to mark the centre’s 30th anniversary and helped served lunch to people who have received support from LASS or volunteer their time to the organisation.

The Prince’s final engagement in Leicester was to another organisation, Pink Lizard, that works to support disadvantaged youths, this time through sport to build their confidence and teach them skills that will assist in their employment opportunities. Here, Harry joined in a game of ‘football-volleyball’ (one of the volunteers said the Prince had “good skills”), before getting personal stories from young people whose lives have been impacted by Pink Lizard.

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