In 2015/16, 39 young people participated in artistic and educational workshops, such as music, photography and film
Young migrants that have recently arrived in the UK often wait many months for a school place and suffer isolation due to a lack of information and specialised services available.
The Latin American Youth Forum (LAYF) is a youth-led initiative with the aim of helping young people aged 13 to 24 to become more actively involved in their community. In addition, the project helps participants to maximise their potential and move into education, training or employment.
Today our youth project provides:
- 3 hours per week of creative English classes using real life learning tools, delivered specifically for young people by a CELTA-certified teacher trained in safeguarding;
- 3 hours per week of artistic and engaging sessions aiming to build confidence, fight isolation and discourage anti-social behaviours.
- In-depth 1:1 education, training and employment mentoring one to one sessions delivered at different times of the week.
Our youth project emphasises personal development and aims to explore the full potential of each participant. The educational programme offers media training to provide transferable skills, and aims to facilitate access to accredited academic courses.
Through this project, young people can access English lessons and gain valuable transferable skills, such as film making, photography and event organisation. In 2014/15, 32 young people participated in creative workshops and 23 organised IRMO’s annual Together as One festival, a multi-sensory day-long feast of music, spoken word, dance, theatre, debates and workshops.