Josh, YMCA Humber
Josh joined us as a resident of our YMCA Foyer project in January 2016 and is currently studying at The Grimsby Institute. After a successful grant bid, YMCA Humber began their orchard project and from the start Josh showed a high level of interest.
It is through this interest that prompted Josh to serve as a member of the youth panel for learning through landscapes. This experience gave Josh the opportunity to meet other volunteers from participating YMCAs and have a voice on the national orchard project.
Through his efforts Josh devised and pitched his idea of a digital water irrigation system powered from solar panels and rainfall to the O2 think big panel in London. The panel loved his idea and was awarded £8,300 in funding.
Josh is now the project lead for digital water irrigation system which involves implementing a timeline, negotiating for the equipment and working on a corresponding volunteer plan to accompany the project.
Josh’s volunteer efforts have played a large role in the success of the orchard project and we look forward to his continued dedication even after he leaves YMCA Foyer.