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Project information

IT for Teens

JTAG Ltd is planning to run a variety of computer courses for 100 disadvantaged and disengaged young people, aged 16-18 years as an employment training project. This is to take place in Hackney; an extremely financially deprived borough of London.

April 2016 - August 2017

Charity information: JTAG LTD

  • Need


    Our users belong to impoverished families who are heavily dependent on government benefits or are on low income. As a result of their BMI status they cannot attend generic programmes as they require separate gender classes. The only option is expensive private training which they cannot afford. The result is that they lack job qualifications skills and are stuck in a never ending cycle of poverty. We are addressing the low level skills of young people and providing them with training.


    Computer courses will solve this unemployment cycle by providing the young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to receive respectable and well paying jobs. This would allow them to break free from the poverty cycle they are currently stuck in. Computer course will be certified by City and Guilds and lead to Level 2/3 Certificate and Diploma. Young people will have access to a high quality course in an environment that is line with their cultural requirements- single gender classes.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Empower young people with IT skills so that they are more employable.


    » JTAG will run IT courses for 100 young people all leading to City and Guilds accreditation. The qualification will improve YP's employment chances.

    What success will look like

    We will measure how many young people are able to move on to employment and remain in employment in the long term.

    Aim 2

    Improve young peoples confidence and self esteem.


    » Young people will achieve a qualification and this will improve their confidence. They will see the potential they have to achieve.

    What success will look like

    We will measure changes to self confidence on questionnaires so we are able to see improvements with young peoples SOFT skills, a vital competent in moving into employment.

  • Impact


    We will wan to see changes to the level of skill and qualifications of young people in Hackney. There is data showing that many young people don't achieve the necessary skills and are then impacted when it comes to job opportunities. Providing excellent education to those on the fringe of society will ensure each young person has a chance to be successful and gain skills. The users come from homes where the parents do not hold a Level 2 qualification and we want to change this for the future.


    We understand the risks inherent with the course we are planning to run.
    1. We will be installing new computers and therefore there is a health and safety risk. We will used a qualified electrician to carry out the work and all Hardware will be PAT tested.
    2. The is risks that we will not be able to fill all our spaces and therefore we have prepared back up lists.
    3. There are employee risks where a member of staff may have to stop working for us. We will sign contracts with all staff.


    We will contact donors throughout the project and send them pictures of the completed room. We also will invite them to visit the premises once the computers are installed.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £40,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £16,000 Salaries and recruitment 200 computer sessions over project length @ 3 hours weekly
      £14,000 Capital costs Capital costs of 18 computers, 1 printer and 2 smart boards.
      £4,000 Software and installation cost Computer programmes and installation.
      £2,000 Promotion Advertising costs
      £4,000 Qualification costs Registration, Assessing and Quality Assurance
  • Background


    The project will take place in Hackney, an extremely deprived borough in London . The unemployment rate hovers at 10-11% compared with the national average of 6-7%. Young people and older people lack skills and this prevents them from gaining employment.


    The project will benefit Jewish Girls who are part of JTAG, as well as other young people in the area. The project is specifically geared towards woman as there is evidence to show that under 50% of woman in the Jewish community in Hackney have a Level 2 qualification. The separate gender classes provide the young people with a culturally appropriate environment where they can continue their education.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    JTAG provided quality educational activities to Jewish girls aged 16-18 in Hackney. We have experience running high quality courses such as AAT Accounting Qualification, NVQ Childcare courses and A-Levels in Mathematics, Business, Geography and History. We know there is a need for further expansion of good quality computer courses in the area. We have the experience and expertise to carry out this work. We run all our courses with high quality assurance in line with OFSTED requirements.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Mrs Miriam Samet

    Qualified teacher with experience teaching computers in the life long learning sector for over 10 years.