University of St Pauls
I first 'saw' this idea on moving to St Pauls, over 20 years ago as it was revealed to me, spiritually; a vision that will help to heal my community and also be capable of rolling out as a model elsewhere.
It is a simple idea. The University of St Pauls would be based, most likely, in currently broken, unused buildings, say, in Portland Square, and every child in St Pauls would be guaranteed a place there as long as they met basic entrance requirements.
It would be managed by the Univesrity of the West of England. (UWE)
By basing it in the heart of St Pauls, every child would grow up seeing it right amongst them, forever accessible, and have tangible hope of a future right on their doorstep and not have to transend leaps of feeling otherwise included in facilities over in Clifton, etc., which they cannot easily identify with or really believe is equitably theirs for the taking.
Every child would see it as for them. "I can do that." Every parent could show their child, "This is for you.. You can do it!"
It would elevate the whole status of St Pauls and become a proudly celebrated achievement foir all who helps make it happen, litereally, radically transormational.
The project is easily syndicated financially with UWE as the main player.
This project, more than any other, would seriously put Bristol on the map with national and international aclaim.
Why the contribution is important
My idea is important because young people and their futures are. It is inviting UWE to come to the community it really wants to seek as participants in the vital engagement of learning in a radical new way; directly. It is inviting our Mayor and the wider Bristol community to see the wisdom and potential benefits of this idea, to challenge themselves and make it happen. Others will follow. We will lead.
The love and benefits this idea will bring are unselfishly priceless.
by user462546 on January 06, 2014 at 12:49AM