Youth Development Project
Following funding from The Roberston Trust and the STV Childrens Lottery, our Youth Development Project aims to support 50 young people from disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds from Edinburgh to participate in The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We aim to increase opportunity for disadvantaged young people to participate in their Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, reducing social isolation, as well as increasing access to education and training opportunities. By completing their different sections, participants will have the option to complete additional awards such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Leadership programme, Sports Leader Award, First Aid. This will increase self confidence and willingness to participate in new learning opportunities.
In partnership with Dunedin Canmore Youth Projects we ran a series of art sessions at the Slateford Green Youth Cafe. With a session every two-weeks, the young people developed a range of skills including sculpting, painting, and designing their own t-shirts. We would like to thank our art tutor Alex Weir, who is currently studying at Edinburgh Art College.
In July 2016 the YDP group attended the Dogs Trust centre in West Calder. The trip finished off the groups Skills section for Bronze on learning how to care for dogs. We’d like to say a special thanks to Rachel at Dogs Trust for teaching the group and taking us on a tour of the centre – which included meeting the lovely Jura, a Collie Cross (Border)!’