Reach Up 23/08/2019
The project started with 25 participants and ended up with 42! On a Monday for six weeks Sporting Communities in partnership with Coca Cola and UK Youth worked with Asha users on how to prepare to enter the job market. Four days were inhouse and two were rather different and challenging when participants were guided around various shops and introduced to managers and could ask questions about what prospective employers looked for when they were reading a CV or interviewing a candidate for a job. On four days everyone who was in Asha joined participants and their tutors for lunch cooked by asylum seekers. This made every Monday feel like a special day because Asha’s cooks maintained their reputation for excellence. Sporting Communities commented that Coca Cola and UK Youth were impressed by the attentiveness of the participants, their thirst for knowledge and the energy they brought to their learning. Keita received special thanks for his support and problem- solving approach.