Teen Action

IT for Young People

Teen Action is planning to run a variety of computer courses for 100 disadvantaged and young people, aged 16-18 years as an employment training project. This is to take place in Hackney; an extremely financially deprived borough of London.

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It ran from 10:00 AM, 4 December 2014 to 5:00 PM, 17 December 2014

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1120268)

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Our users belong to impoverished families who are heavily dependent on government benefits or are on low income. As a result of their BMI status they cannot attend generic programmes as they require separate gender classes. The only option is expensive private training which they cannot afford. The result is that they lack job qualifications skills and are stuck in a never ending cycle of poverty.


Computer courses will solve this unemployment cycle by providing the young people with the necessary skills and knowledge to receive respectable and well paying jobs. This would allow them to break free from the poverty cycle they are currently stuck in.