Eliza Rebeiro, Founder of Lives Not Knives

Eliza Rebeiro, Founder of Lives Not Knives

Flicking through the ELLE Feminism issue, you will see our portfolio of inspiring women, indeed showing you ‘This Is What A Feminist Looks Like’.

We reached out to empowered and empowering women all over the world to bring you the definitive #ELLEinspire 100 list.

‘A strong woman knows exactly what she wants and isn’t afraid to ask for what she needs. She is confident and would not change her views for the convenience of others.’


BBC – 100 Women 2014


Eliza Rebeiro, founder of Lives Not Knives, is one of the BBC’s 100 inspirational women of 2014!


BBC Radio 1 – Ten Teens who changed the world


LNK hits Snowdon!

Image courtesy of geograph.org.uk

Monqiue, CEO of Lives Not Knives, met new supporters for whilst networking through Croydon Chamber.

Who would have thought that a random request to fundraise with new found friends would lead to trekking up the highest mountain in Wales?

10 LNK supporters have willingly put their lives on the line to conquer the Watkin Path, one of the more treacherous routes to the summit. The whole route is 8 miles long with a total climb of 3329ft, and while beautiful scenery surrounds the bottom part of this track, with waterfalls and ancient woodland, it then turns to the hard rock and scree for the final section of the trek.

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Young Rewired State – Festival of Code and the LNK coders


Build Croydon MakeAThon

Build Croydon – MakeAthon – Stop Motion Animation



View a gallery from our event here:

Podio Sponsorship

Thanks to Podio for sponsoring LNK and allowing us to use their online platform, we can now work a lot smarter and more cohesively.


Raising funds for Code Club

LNK are raising funds to improve our Code Club in the LNK Unit.

Please donate by clicking on the above image to help us bring coding to more young people in Croydon!

LNK Unit, Centrale Shopping Centre


LNK Centrale (Upper Mall) is a fabulous 10,000sq ft unit located in Croydon’s premier shopping centre.

Primarily used for work readiness programmes for unemployed young people (16-24) & NEETs, the space offers fantastic opportunities to hold events for young people.

The light, spacious unit has already been used for music events, employability workshops, as an art gallery, and as a retail space for budding entrepreneurs and start ups. In addition, its IT suite is used for school coding clubs as well as an open house facility for young people to job search. LNK also offer pathways into traineeships, apprenticeships, work experience and employment.

Meet Jack Kew

Jack Kew, 18, volunteers at the LNK Unit, Centrale Shopping Centre. He currently works part time in retail and is studying Public Services. However, his ambition is to become a youth worker with LNK.

In order for Jack to be a qualified youth worker, Jack would like to do an apprenticeship with LIVES NOT KNIVES. The youth work apprenticeship with LNK would involve, LNK roadshows, co-ordinating events for young people and working with primary school children who have learning difficulties and special needs.


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