On Sunday 6th December, Challenge 2000 celebrated its Gap Year Graduation.
The Marist-Challenge 2000 Gap Year is a programme of intensive personal and professional development. Each year, it enables up to eight young people the chance to grow in self-knowledge, get a broader experience of life, study, and prepare for their future careers.
The 2020 Gap Year was – like just about everything else on the planet! – impacted by COVID-19. During lock-down, the programme had to become an on-line experience. However, the group carried on and has now crossed the finish line.
During their graduation speeches, the Gappies thanked those who had supported them throughout the programme: Challenge 2000 staff and volunteers, the Society of Mary, their families, and those they met on work and community placements.
Challenge 2000, in turn, thanks this year’s Gappies for their contribution to our mission. We wish you well as you take another step into your bright futures!