The group are currently half way through the 12-week programme delivered by the college, aimed at boosting the employability skills of young people. As part of the Community Project module of their course, the young people raised money for the Glen’s Community Association.
As part of this programme the students and mentors completed in a 250,000 step challenge raising £240 for the association. This money was put towards the DRIVE environmental project, which was the focus of their project.
As well as raising money the students and mentors played a key role in ensuring planting and gardening packs were put together, then delivered by parental volunteers to hundreds of kids and elderly in the local community.
Denis McLaughlin, Team Leader with the programme at Limavady Campus said: “The work the students have carried out as part of this programme has been extremely beneficial for each and every one of them.
“As well as the skills they learned and got to practise, they also experienced a great sense of working in the community. I’d like to congratulate all of the young people the effort they put in.
“It hasn’t been easy as we continue to work together while following Covid-19 regulations but it shows what can be done when everyone pulls together and does their bit.
“This course helps young people, not currently in work or education, to build on personal development, learn new skills and boost their confidence.
“The approach with the Team programme is to make it as interactive and engaging as possible, spending time in a range of different environments.”
Recruitment for the next Team programme which is due to start on September 20 (both in Strand Road and Limavady campus) has now begun.
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