Project information

Digital Youth Project

Social media is the form of communication, now and in the future. This project will support young people to develop their skills and access to digital technology to enable them to communicate their views and vision with decision makers and others who impact their lives.

April 2011 - March 2012

Charity information: Attlee Foundation

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  • Need

    Need

    In 2008 64%of children were using he internet for their school work, yet only 26% of those in the lowest 10% income bracket had internet access. We are in one the third most deprived area of the UK working with young people and communities experiencing multiple deprivation. Through training and interesting activities we will assist them in gaining access to and skills to liaise with and suggest ideas to the people and agencies that influence their lives.

    Solution

    We will organise a series of workshops for young people to develop their skills in interesting ways – e.g. creating their own Facebook or Twitter account – demonstrate their skills by showing other youths how to do the same. We will organise film making sessions so they can interview and film their area/matter relating to their issue and upload their film to their Facebook or share it with identified decision makers

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To strengthen young people’s voice through use of digital media.

    Activities

    » Organise a series of workshops and sessions to develop skills in social media

    Success will be...engaging at least 20 young people in using social media to articulate their vision to local decision makers


  • Impact

    Impact

    Our long term aim is to increase the number of young people participating and taking on leadership roles to have a say in the changes that affect them and their communities. We will monitor the numbers involved in the project, numbers of new young people they train, hits to the Facebook and numbers engaged in future leadership roles e.g. volunteering.

    Risk

    Monitoring of any inappropriate information that is entered onto the Facebook pages; use of Facebook to criticise other young people in other areas.

    The project will be supported by a worker who will ensure all young people sign up to and understand the ground rules. Daily checking of the Facebook will be organised.

    Reporting

    We will provide a quarterly report and the young people will send updates via thier Facebook or e-mail to the funders.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £18,860

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      Amount Heading Description
      £1,920 IT workshops Training in social media and understanding IT
      £2,160 Leadership Skills and Teamwork Accredited training on planning, negotiating and leadership skills. (Costs of accredition and tutors
      £2,500 Film making 6 sessions on film making, filming and editing
      £1,200 Software Content blocker and other film production software
      £1,000 Admin/overheads/support Admin support/travel/overheads
      £10,080 Youth Worker £12 per hrx 21hrs pwx 40 wks
  • Background

    Location

    The project will run from the Attlee Youth & Community Centre based in the Spitalfields and Banglatown ward of Tower Hamlets. Tower Hamlets has the highest concentration of young people in Europe and is one of the most deprived areas of the UK. We believe the location is well placed to engage with young people most in need.

    Beneficiaries

    The primary group to benefit will be young people from 14 - 21 years. The Bangladeshi community make up approximately 30% of the local population; 29% of 16-24 year olds are unemployed - yet over 60% of the Bangladeshi working community are unemployed. We are based adjacent to the City of London where few of the young people who have been through our doors have accessed jobs.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We have been running our Attlee Youth & Community Centre for over 20 years and based in the area for over 40 years. We have a good understanding of the local community needs and relationship with young people. We have experienced workers who have successfully delivered a range of projects that engage and support the development of young people and their communities.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.

    People

    Kaylum Santana

    Youth Worker. Kaylum has extensive experience of outreaching and engaging hard to reach young people and pulling diverse groups together.