Grads Into Work
In 2005 Project Challenge successfully obtained funding from Action
Halifax's URBAN programme named 'Grads Into Work'.
Follow up support is available through the Graduate Programme for those
who need it. One of the projects main strengths is that up to 60% of
the young people who have been on the programme maintain their links,
acting as mentors, fund raisers and volunteer helpers. It provides the
opportunity for the 'graduates' of the programme to give something back
to the local community and to work alongside people they would not normally
Links with the local colleges, career partnerships, job centres and
employers ensure the smooth transition into formal education and employment.
Graduates are currently employed in a wide range of occupations from
supervisors in industry to H M Forces and Health Care for example. In
education they continue both in full time and part time learning including
NVQ'S, GCSE'S, and Degree level. In a voluntary capacity graduates undertake
work such as secretary for the Princes Trust, International camps for
other young people, local schools, heart start, local community events
and youth groups. This is one of the many stages towards the young people
taking positive control of their own life pattern within the community.
Vis De Copil
The Cloke family originally from Glasgow are the founders of the charity
"Vis De Copil". They moved to Romania to work with the "Street
Children". Project Challenge sponsored an event to help these children
and this web site created byMatthew Haughey a graduate of Project Challenge
shows some interesting images and content about the trip over to Romania
to help these street children in Arad on the Western side of Romania.