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Former King’s School pupil, Harrison Nash has had an extraordinary life journey, which has taken him from Plymouth to South Africa and finds him the Founder and Director of the charity Maranatha Care Children at the age of just 23.
After leaving secondary school at 18, Harrison travelled to Port Elizabeth in South Africa in January 2007 and took up a voluntary placement teaching children in a township. Here he became aware of the Maranatha children's home, which cares for children with family backgrounds of violent and sometimes sexual abuse. He started to help out there in the evenings and at weekends, taking the children on day trips, running activities and helping them with their homework. Here he discovered a passion for helping others. He had no way of knowing that this and a subsequent second trip in January 2008 would change his life.
Harrison returned to the UK and whilst gaining his degree and qualifying in social work, set up the charity in 2009. The aim of Maranatha Care Children is to help orphans, street children and other children and young people at risk by offering development in education and life skills, providing suitable home environments and safeguarding the futures of those in care.
You can find out more about the charity at www.maranathacarechildren.com the children would welcome your support.
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