Delivering Engage in Tower Hamlets

We're very excited at TimeBank to be co-ordinating a new youth project called Engage in Tower Hamlets. 

Tower Hamlets has one of the largest and fastest growing youth populations in Europe, while also having the highest levels of unemployment in London.  According to Tower Hamlets Council, a third of its population is of Bangladeshi origin and half are under the age of 20.

The project aims to involve 10-15 young people who live in Tower Hamlets and who are not in education, employment or training, and support them through an accredited training and mentoring programme to gain the skills and knowledge they need to be more employable.  The programme will also enable them to implement their learning by delivering a community project of their own in Tower Hamlets. 

The 10-week programme will provide the young people with a basic knowledge of project management, finance, communications, marketing and evaluation - skills that are transferable to any sector of employment. These skills can then be applied in the project that they choose to deliver.  Participants will also have the opportunity to take up one-to-one mentoring which will help them to identify ‘next steps’ and how to achieve them.  We aim to provide a targeted mentoring service where young people are able to access mentors from a range of sectors, rather than a ‘one size fits all' approach.

We hope this training and mentoring programme will help these young people to develop skills and knowledge and increase their confidence and motivation - all of which should help them into further education, training and/or employment. 

If you'd like to get involved in this project, take a look here