The aim of this programme is to strengthen and consolidate a shared sense of belonging and community cohesion by bringing together youth from different races, cultures, socio-cultural backgrounds and diverse persuasions.
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This will be achieved by supporting the youth to change their attitudes and values to address issues of social intolerance, bullying, violent youth crime, and religious extremism, promoting diversity and multiculturalism and undertaking positive action Outputs 1.A series of three sessions delivered to up to four classes in a year-group in a school 2.Training package developed and disseminated. 3.Ongoing monitoring and development of the training sessions in conjunction with teachers and community leaders (feedback and evaluation). 4.Hand over of resources and training support to teachers at the end of the project period. Outcomes 1.Increased awareness of and understanding about issues of intolerance and discrimination by approximately 120 pupils within a school in a socially disadvantaged area. 2.Improved confidence and well-being of pupils within the school. 3.Increased networking with the local Authority to highlight training methodologies and findings from training sessions. 4.Increased self-confidence, sense of self worth and belonging amongst targeted students in the school. 5.Increase community cohesion within the school catchment areas. The programme has been successfully implemented on a pilot basis in Tower Hamlets, Enfield and Hackney and is now undergoing a full-scale roll out in Greater London. The full cost per school is ¬£3,700 equivalent to about ¬£32 per youth reached by the programme. This cost includes travel to school, training resources, staff time and overheads.
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