Wednesday brings the second day in our series of blogs about the #BYHPChristmas Campaign and on the 2nd day of December, BYHP’s Santa Wish List has:
2 projector screens
One of the areas of BYHP’s work that is not yet so well know is the employability skills training programme “Unlocking Potential”
It is a five week employability course delivered by qualified professionals and business experts, aimed at young people aged 16-25 who are Not in Employment, Education or Training (NEET). The sessions are delivered through group discussions, activities, role play, and individual support where required.
The young people on the programme can gain 5 accredited AQA qualifications:- Self-Awareness, Careers & Progression to Working Life, Responsibility of Independent Living, Conflict Resolution and Volunteering, as well as Food Hygiene in Catering Level 2.
From September 2014 to September 2015 of the 88 young people on the Unlocking Potential programme:-
The strategic direction of BYHP is to drive ever greater levels of engagement with external organisations – local schools, businesses, trade and training bodies, charity and community organisations – in order to foster a growing spirit of collaboration, to benefit from skilled professional inputs to make our programme as relevant as possible to the needs of potential employers and consequently to identify and secure partners who will provide opportunities for work experience placements and permanent employment vacancies for the Young People we work with.
As we focus more on training and external engagement with the likes of schools we have become increasingly aware of the frailty of some of our equipment, in particular our projector screen, which has a life of its own and threatens to fall apart if you even look at it in the wrong way !
Today’s wish list item is a big ask as a donation, as we would love to upgrade our equipment to catch up with other training providers by having an interactive whiteboard to help educate young people in our
centre – however a financial contribution towards one would also be wonderful! (Local Giving)
In addition, as we plan to be more mobile, engaging with external groups a portable screen for presentations out and about would really come in handy.
Such equipment will enable Aida, our amazing programme manager, and our dedicated volunteers to continue to support, nurture, encourage and enthuse the many young people we support. Helping them gain in confidence, discover a passion for learning, education and self-development which mostly results in employment, training or further learning opportunities.
Our blog is a great way to stay up to date with current events and projects, stories from our young people and the general goings on at BYHP.