Saphara Abseil 2023

Blue skies and spring sunshine blessed the first Saphara abseil since 2019. An amazing response from our Be the Change Award school teams, plus parents, friends and even some very committed teachers, as well as representatives of the Teaching Colleges team, brought over 100 people to take their turn to abseil down the front of the Europa Hotel in Belfast on Sunday 26th February 2023. There may have been some pale faces on the way up, but no end of smiles and cheers as feet touched the ground once again.

Huge thanks are due to the supporters who shouted encouragement from the pavement and to all who donated so generously to the Saphara Be the Change Appeal. All funds raised help to support marginalized children at our partner schools in India, providing empowering education to enable them to realise their dreams for a better future.

Thank you also to Belfast Activity Centre for their guidance, reassurance and expertise in facilitating this event.

Thank you for helping us to give every child the chance to change the world.

The Ballymena Area team led the way…

The Down team were ready for action…

And finally the Belfast Area team…

It’s a long way down…

They all make it look so easy!

Nearly down…

Happy to be back on solid ground…

Thank you to all our amazing abseilers. What a fantastic day!


Our Programmes


Be the Change Schools

Each year we partner with secondary schools across NI to deliver Be the Change Award to 150 sixth form students.


Be the Change India

We partner with schools and NGOs in India to support their vital work providing education for all.


Be the Change Girls

There are 15 million girls worldwide who are never expected to enrol in school. We want to change that.


Be the Change Colleges

Teaching students from Stranmillis and St Mary’s Colleges to deliver affirming education to marginalised children in NI and in India.

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