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I Can and I Am

I Can and I Am

Brief Description of Organisation

Put simply, the heart of this charity, founded by James Shone, is to inspire confidence in every individual to enable them to know who they are and what they are able to do, rather than focusing on what they can’t.

Full Description of Organisation

Following a 16 year teaching career and having been offered a job as Headmaster in 2012, James was diagnosed with a brain tumour. Following 27 hours of brain surgery James unfortunately lost the majority of his sight.  However, James is a man who embodies a positive attitude to life and a determination to turn setbacks into springboards. As a teacher, this was at the heart of his pastoral message and his focus now is on spreading the messages of ‘I Can & I Am’ to as many individuals across the UK and beyond as possible.  Put simply, the heart of his charity is to inspire confidence in every individual to enable them to know who they are and what they are able to do, rather than focusing on what they can’t.


The feedback from pupils, staff, parents and businesses following presentations by James Shone is always heart warming and immensely positive.  There is no doubt that lives are changed once the messages of ‘I Can & I Am’ are integrated in to young peoples’ lives.

I Can and I Am

Brief Description of Organisation

Put simply, the heart of this charity, founded by James Shone, is to inspire confidence in every individual to enable them to know who they are and what they are able to do, rather than focusing on what they can’t.

I Can and I Am