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Project information

Transforming lives through Play

UBG will deliver interactive workshops to staff and young people in schools, youth clubs, EBU's, PRU's to raise awareness and encourage discussion of challenging social issues using educational tools designed by young people for young people, like Anti Knife Crime, Anti Bullying, Learning Awareness.

Transforming Lives through Play will be an ongoing project

Charity information: Universal Board Games

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  • Need


    Lack of appropriate educational tools and resources to inspire and encourage young people to discuss challenging social issues such as Knife Crime, Bullying, Transition.


    By providing young people and staff with social educational tools and training specifically designed by young people for young people to open discussion around challenging issues that affect young people today.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Advance social education by using bespoke educational tools


    » Facilitate interactive workshops using resources designed by young people for young people.
    » Providing educational establishments with their own copies of the educational tools

    What success will look like

    Feedback from the young people and staff involved in the project. Increased interest from educational institutions to use UBG's bespoke social educational tools.

    Aim 2

    To promote social inclusion through creative design and play


    » Training core groups of staff and young people to become project champions in their organisation
    » organise public events to promote awareness of young peoples issues and offer solutions to the wider community

    What success will look like

    Number of events to promote the project and also number of young people whose lives are transformed by using the educational tools.

  • Impact


    Increased awareness of young peoples ability to solve their own challenging issues in an innovative, creative and effective way.


    The logistic risks for this project schools and young peoples organisations finding space in their busy curriculum for social awareness project. UBG's strategy to counter this is preparation, planning and knowledge of curriculums combined with a wide range of networks and contacts ensuring that we can always find a window for social projects.


    UBG will keep our donors informed of The Transformation through Play projects progress through regular updates on the website, AGM meetings, UBG Annual Report and they will all be invited to attend the public events through out the year.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £62,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Workshops facilitating interactive workshops for young people
      £8,000 Educational tools producing copies of tools designed by young people
      £6,000 Organisation promoting and arranging workshops
      £20,000 Public events organising and delivering community awareness events
      £8,000 R&D incorporating new input from young people into tools.
      £10,000 Admin cost to cover organisational admin.
  • Background


    Across London organisations for young people.


    Young people, their workers, families and local communities. UBG have a strong network of contacts in Hackney, Islington, Camden, Southwark, Newham and Tower Hamlets all boroughs with high populations of young people living in overcrowded housing on low incomes with high crime statistics and English as a second language.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    UBG has experience of delivering creative and innovative projects tackling challenging issues to young people in hard to reach and excluded communities. The charity already has a library of bespoke educational tools designed by young people for young people ready to engage and inspire many more young people across London communities. UBG also has an ever growing diverse network of links with young peoples organisations.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mem Mehmet

    Happiness Engineer- facilitating games design and delivering interactive playing workshops.


One interactive workshop