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Thriving through Venture, was founded by Educational Psychologist, Caro Strover, with support from Dr Nick Maurice OBE, in 2016 in recognition of the challenges facing young people as they move into adulthood.

The programme will involve twelve 16-18 year old individuals in Wiltshire and Swindon. These volunteers will work together as a team in their local communities, and also with fellow young people in the community of Gunjur, The Gambia, building on the long relationship that Marlborough, Wiltshire has had with this community. The work for 2018 will include 3 projects encompassing activities both in the UK and in Gunjur, that will develop specific practical skill sets as well as general well being and resilience.

Our Mission


  • Having a sense of purpose and a sense of belonging/connectedness are core to good mental well being
  • Interest in one another to help each individual realise their own potential, is part of the above
  • Mental Well Being is nurtured through both practical experiences and connectedness with others
  • Interest and value for the economic well being and the mental well being of communities both locally and more further afield, come from equal opportunities, collaboration and education

Support our young people at home and abroad for a truly connected world

It was Einstein who said that ignorance was doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. We need to re think how we support our young people in their preparation for their adult world.