In the past, people in the neighbourhood assisted each other to meet their needs. But the welfare system today has created clients out of citizens in neighbourhoods; people believe that the external institutions provide better help. Neighbours now think that they are not qualified to support each other. This leads to the isolation of individuals. But people in the community have a wealth of gifts, talents, skills and experience which can be used to meet their needs in even better ways – building the trust among themselves and together, building resilience in the community.
Precious Gems started in United Kingdom in March 2013 to help develop the known and yet to be discovered skills gifts and talents of citizens of different communities, utilizing them to develop themselves and contribute to their wider community. Which leads to improvement of their wellbeing. We mainly focus on Women and Young people. Precious Gems is registered in charity commission as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) with charity registration number 1160917. We also provide community services internationally through our sister charity Precious Gems Foundation Africa. The registration number for Precious Gems Foundation Africa is 117908.