James Wong, Eastbourne abob’s project leader, explains what abob is all about, as well as mentioning that ‘we have seen an 82 percent reduction in the severity of offending behaviour after the Quest Programme.
The Guardian’s ‘Comment is Free’ section invited Abob’s CEO, Nathan Roberts, to write about why the prison crisis is happening. Nathan explains: “Young men don’t mature psychologically until their mid-20s. Condemning so many to the toxic environment of our jails is a recipe for re-offending and suicide” in a very strong piece.
Now it’s the turn of Eastbourne’s abob community. Mentee Elliott Moore was brave enough to tell his amazing story to the Eastbourne Herald. Well done, Elliott. Transformation from a life of crime to charity work
Have a listen to Chief Exec, Nathan Roberts, talking about what abandofbrothers do, and why he was personally drawn to the work. As a man. This was part of BAM Bites, an hour long event during the Southbank’s Being A Man Festival 2015. Tune in at 38 mins. Being a Man 2015 | BAM Bites
A glittering prize has been won by organiser, fundraiser and all-round irrepressible abob supporter, Eastbourne dweller, Paul Apps. Out of hundreds of entrants, Paul has won the BBC Sussex and Surrey Community Heroes Award for Volunteering. On Dec 10th, Paul and his wife Alison attended the celebration dinner. At the start, Paul knew he’d been shortlisted but nothing more. “When … Read More
Being a man means being responsible, respecting other people, making a contribution to the community … and …” Dave, 28, hesitates for a couple of seconds and looks down at the little girl smiling broadly beside him: “Most of all, it means being a good father,” he says. The girl is his daughter Susie, nine. She’s tugging at my sleeve … Read More
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