In this competitive market, long term unemployment can have a severe effect on a young person's sense of self worth. It takes a specialised service to help NEET young people into employability. We are working with the highly unique Kennington charity Roots and Shoots to help disadvantaged young people in our capital feel more valued and develop a positive outlook for the future.
Roots and Shoots provides vocational horticulture training programmes, alongside traditional education, including english, maths and social skills. A LandAid grant of £150,000 made in 2012 funded the refurbishment of a dilapidated building into a learning centre. In 2013, LandAid also secured a co-invested grant from Royal Bank of Scotland Community Fund of £29,645 for external works to the training centre. This funding has enabled Roots and Shoots to increase their capacity helping young people by 60%.
Join our charity visit on Wednesday 17 June 2015 by emailing Laureen Walsh, Events & Fundraising Manager today.
Charity visits are a great way for LandAid supporters to see first hand the fantastic work our charity partners do, and the lasting impact their generosity can have. Visits normally take 1-2 hours and are completely free to attend.