Since its inception, Skills Development Training has delivered multiple projects to different local communities across London. The projects have been as diverse as sport and physical wellbeing for children to music production for teenagers to entrepreneurship for young adults.
We continue to innovate across every sphere of influence that we can engage the community in and our previous work reflects our passion for supporting people and supporting places with real relevant and relatable interventions.
With additional support via funding from National Lottery, Sport England and Southwark Council we have been able to deliver real relevant and relatable programmes to a diverse geography across London.
As with all things, it takes money and resource to deliver these projects, that is why we encourage you to donate to our work to support local causes in our communities.
All donations are welcome, no matter the amount. We value all resources, so if you would like to volunteer some time, skill, ability or just to be involved in giving back, please just contact us. We appreciate all the help we can give our communities.
SKILLS FC SPORT ENGLAND
Prior to the COVID pandemic we were delivery free football fun training for 5 - 12 year olds in North London. Young local children and their parents would interact with each other, building and fostering community relations whilst providing physical activity for their children.
Run every Saturday at Downhills Park, the football sessions grew to over 20 children per session from a group of over 30 registrants.
Throughout the pandemic, we followed government guidance on outdoor activities and continued to provide this much needed and valued free service for local parents and children. In the last nine months, SkillsFC expanded to also delivering weekly sessions in Winns Common, Greenwich for another large group of teens and pre-teens who enjoy playing football.
4UBYU POSITIVE FUTURES FUND, Southwark Council
Funded by Southwark Council through its Positive Futures Fund, this project introduced 11-18 year olds to the basics of music production.
Our participants all got to learn and work with studio grade equipment and software to enhance their abilities to create music. They also got to record vocals to their instrumentals with mentors guiding their content.
Created to provide local youth in Southwark a space to develop their musical talents, it also kept them in a safe environment that encouraged positive behaviour.
DO YOU ENTREPRENEUR
Our first major project of live face to face interactive workshops saw us mentor and coach 16-24 year old BME young people in entrepreneurship.
This entirely self-funded programme helped our young people understand the entrepreneur spirit they possess. With our guidance and mentorship they learned the principles of starting a business. Positively, over 20% of the participants went on to launch successful businesses from the ideas they developed in our workshops.
See some of their feedback on our testimonials page.
FINLIT FINANCIAL LITERACY
From engaging with young people we have found that money is a significant motivator among their peer group. With social media glamorising materialism and a culture of consumerism, we are ever more committed to developing greater understanding of personal economics within our communities.
These online sessions presented our attendees with the fundamentals of wealth and management and path toward financial freedom.
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