Our Building Your Future Training Calendar for Sept to Dec 2019 is now available. There are a number of accredited and non-accredited training opportunities & qualifications and taster workshops available. If you would like to secure a place on any of the courses/workshops, please contact one of the team on 028 90627250.
Summer Scheme 2019
We had another fantastic Summer Scheme that ran over the summer with a fun packed programme of activities. Young people got to attend lots of different trips including fun days, the zoo, play parks, Air-tastic and much more. Over the course of the scheme the young people made new friends and memories, challenged themselves, overcame fears and learnt new life skills. We had some in-centre activities as well, including a magic show and a visit from the NI Fire Service.
The scheme is a great way for enhancing the skills and giving opportunities to our senior member volunteers also. We had 6 volunteers aged 15-17, who gained experience in youth work. These young people were a great help and it give them an insight into working with children.
Feedback from young people: “I really enjoyed the summer scheme. Every day we got to do something different. I made loads of new friends. My favourite trip was Lady Dixon fun day – I learnt how to make a hut out of trees”
Feedback from parents: “Best Summer Scheme on the road. My two children had brilliant fun. The staff were really attentive and got involved with the kids. They will definitely be back next year. It was really good value for money. Well Done Sally Gardens.”
Feedback from Volunteers: “I loved helping out during the summer scheme. It’s my first year but I thought it was great. I learnt about the importance of getting to know the children and making sure they are having fun. I found out how stressful it can be looking after young people but also how rewarding it is. Everyone really seemed to enjoy the summer scheme. I can’t wait to next year.”
Project supported by Belfast City Council.
OCN Level 1 Make Up Application
As part of our Building Your Future project, 16 participants who have enrolled on the level 1 Vocational Skills qualification have undertaken a unit in make-up application. The group have been learning about the application of concealer and foundation and how to perfect bridal application, ersonal skills. All participants are given the opportunity to practice on each other and are encouraged to take photos to build up their own portfolio for their own personal development. Many have expressed an interest in progressing via a social enterprise. Well done everyone! Project funded by European Social Fund, DfE, Urban Villages and supported through Belfast City Council Capacity Build Grant.
Great attendance at todays CSR training at Sally Gardens and funded by Belfast City Council under our Capacity Building Programme. An essential course for participants to gain employment in the construction industry. In addition the group are receiving additional support from our Building Your Future Project.
Christmas in Colin
As part of Sally Gardens Christmas programme 2018, Santa is visiting all local schools in the Poleglass area, attended the Christmas junior disco on 20th December 6.30pm to 7.45pm and over one thousand section boxes will be handed out by Santa this week. Project funded and supported by Belfast City Council.