Right to Dream represents the ultimate ‘Escape the City’ story. Tom Vernon left the UK aged 19, and upon arriving in Ghana was inspired by the opportunity to make a difference to underprivileged children.
Over 13 years, Tom has developed a Academy programme that combines sport, education and personal and leadership development which offers underprivileged children the chance to achieve their true potential in life. This innovative project has the potential to change the face of development in Ghana and is significantly impacting upon communities around the world where our graduates continue pursuing their dreams.
‘Escapees’ have played a very important role in supporting the development of Right to Dream. Over the years, we have appointed volunteers and full-time employees from different sectors, including business, sport, politics and development, who sought to escape and do something different. They have been instrumental in building the project and Escape the City has player a crucial part in the recruitment of staff for Right to Dream.