We are a vibrant, innovative 21st Century Award-Winning Community Interest Company, based in Merseyside, where all dreams and visions become reality. We believe that all humans are born equal and every individual is unique, regardless of their background or circumstances. We are very passionate about nurturing and assisting female’s blossom into their full potential, while promoting social justice/ awareness and gender equality.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to become a world-class advocate, role model and leader. We aspire to provide first hand and quality support through engagement, social and recreational activities. We aim to deliver consultations, workshops, trainings, seminars and conferences strategically designed to educate, empower, mentor, inspire, and promote integration and leadership of underprivileged young girls, women and their families in the UK and at international levels


Honesty and Integrity It is our policy to work openly and honestly with clients, staff and partners and promote transparency and feedback of project expectations/ outcomes. Quality and Excellence at VON we value quality and not quantity. Though aspiring to provide services to a wider market, we will primarily focus on the quality of our service provision and the relationships created and established with our clients and partners.

As a result, VON provides an easy and direct access to its board of directors to eliminate stressful and long waiting times. Relationships our policy is to create and establish a warm and friendly environment and good interpersonal relationships with clients and partners. Comfort at VON our clients come first, and we place a significant value on their comfort and time. Our services/ sessions/ workshops are made available and accessible to our clients at specific locations/ times of their choice. Identity We acknowledge and respect the uniqueness of every one of our clients‘ as embedded in our core values, and accordingly, invest quality time and effort to identify each client‘s needs and provide tailored support/ solutions. Equality Peace Unique selling points


The founder of VON, who is currently the executive director (Dr Sylvia Forchap), is from a black and ethnic minority background and has encountered, experienced and overcome some of the barriers/challenges faced by most of the women and empathises with them and is thus very passionate about assisting them fulfil their true potential.

Because our clients are very valuable and form an integral part of us and their well being is our concern, we are very passionate about supporting them. As a result, our clients will enjoy the benefits of our services either for free or at extremely competitive/ discounted rates. Same gender services: This is quite valuable because less privileged and deprived girls and women are far more vulnerable than men and form the core of their families. In addition, because VON‘s services are delivered exclusively by women, this creates a same-gender environment  which allows women to feel more comfortable and deal with self-esteem issues which are very typical in deprived, abusive and dependent situations. Same-gender settings will also allow a sisterhood to develop, allowing the women to bond and develop meaningful, supportive relationships together. Lastly, it minimizes the risk of assaults/ oppression and intimidation amongst beneficiaries/ staff.

Empowerment Programs: Our intensive programs (broken down into one-to-one mentoring sessions, workshops, trainings and meetings), when fully engaged by the beneficiaries (which is generally made very accessible due to VON‘s availability to provide programs at designated locations of choice and suitability to clients) will be quite successful in empowering, motivating and building self-sufficient and confident girls/women with leadership skills.


Diversity: At VON we strongly believe that the basis of a strong and vibrant community/ economy is underpinned in ‘the spirit of togetherness‘. As a result, we target a wide and diverse range of clients and offer a diverse range of services, so as to reach out to a wider audience and build a strong foundation through integration and inclusiveness.


Leading by Example: At VON we believe ‘our own lives should be a testimonial of our authority and that an effective service provider should be a true reflection of its products. We pride ourselves in using successful, confident and inspired women/ mentors full of life experiences (who have endured, overcome and succeeded into leadership and their full potential), for the delivery of our aspirations, thus making them ideal role models for the girls/ women /community we strive to serve.