The Dan Eley Foundation is a modest, highly accountable charity who works closely with other partner charities both in the UK and in Colombia to bring about our aims.
Our goal is to create a supportive environment where young people at risk of being marginalised are given the opportunity to learn vital employment and entrepreneurship skills so they can be more competitive in the local job market and understand the skills required to start their own business.
We endeavour is to provide opportunities to young people living in poverty, by carrying out intensive apprenticeship courses carefully designed to teach the pertinent technical and social skills required to sustainable, ‘white collar’ employment.
Our objective is to help young people to help themselves, and to ultimately achieve true independence.
Over 500 young people have benefited from our programmes to date.
Since 2012, when Dan started his charity, he has been giving talks about the life changing impact of his injury and how to overcome such adversity, turning it into success and a more profound sense of fulfilment in life.
“Dan delivers a very powerful and incisive talk which is equally moving and joyful. Indeed his is a personal story to remind us that the human spirit is indomitable. From his unique perspective Dan explains brilliantly how we can all do so much more than just cope with adversity.”