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EOTAS Strabane NI

EOTAS Strabane NI

  • We pledge to encourage further social action initiatives amongst the young people within the centre via:
    • We already have two projects up and running, firstly an holistic garden providing safe space and reflection are which is supported and funded by local community groups, whereby all manual work is carried out by the young people. All materials provided have been up-cycled, sourced from local community groups, parents and staff. This increases the students appreciation of the environment around them and develops skills in the art of gardening and horticulture.
    • A GCSE Art student has designed, developed and almost completed the refurbishment of an Holistic Space along with all of her peers in a classroom within the centre. This allows all students access to a quiet room and will eventually be used for holistic treatments. All of the furniture, paint and materials have been sourced by the young people among the local community without any cost to the centre. This gives the students ownership, increases confidence and team-building skills, and incorporates respect of both the students and their surroundings.
  • And we hope to provide recognition for their commitment and efforts through qualifications gained via The Prince’s Trust Achieve Programme and the Millennium Volunteers Programme.
  • EOTAS Strabane are committed to sharing successes with the wider community through local media, subsidiary schools which reinforces the young people’s good characters within the community.

We’ve just pledged to the #iwill campaign in September 2017 – watch this space for updates on our progress.

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Quote from Charlotte Hill, CEO at Step Up To Serve
“The #iwill campaign is driven by leaders from across society who are committed to making youth social action a normal part of growing up in the UK.
We know that young people want to play an active part in improving their communities, and that in doing so, they develop their own skills for work and life.
Over 700 cross-sector organisations so far have pledged to support youth social action, and say #iwill. What will you do?”