Tuesday, 18 March 2008

Second group of project participants respond well to life-skills training

It has now been just over one month since we started training the second group of project participants. They are all responding very well to the training and have covered the following life-skills topics so far:

1) Adapting to life outside the care home (1 session)

2) Free time (5 sessions - activities you can do in your free time, the importance of free time, limitations, drugs and alcohol, relationships)

3) Budgets and savings (4 sessions – financial problems, budgets, savings, bank accounts)

4) Employment and opportunities (3 sessions – forms of employment, areas of work, factors that influence your chances of finding work)

In addition to the group training sessions, Angelica and Bilela have been learning some computer skills. They’ve become much more
proficient with the mouse and keyboard and now know how to open Word, save documents and then open them again. We’ve helped them both to set up their own email accounts and they now know how to write, send and receive emails, as well as add contacts to their address books.

As well as continuing training with the second group, throughout April we shall be selecting the third group of young people, ready for them to begin training in May. We still need to find sponsors for at least 3 members of this next group, so please get in touch if you think you can help, or would like more information about our young person sponsorship programme. info@thecolourofhope.org

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