CATCH THEM YOUNG COMMUNITY PROJECT

Our initiative is intended to divert potential future leaders’ away from the factors that are influencing their behaviour and encourage them to become responsible and trustworthy members of society through sporting activities like athletes, table tennis, talent expo, training on musical instruments, Maths and English quiz competitions.

The initiative will also provide the facility to reward youngsters who have done well in terms of schooling or community work, as well as involving disabled youngsters of the target age group.

AIM OF THE PROJECT

  1. The main target in relation to the management of young future leaders is that of preventing them from joining gangs.
2. To provide a pastime with which the children can participate in during their own time, particularly school holidays, taking them away from streets and the influencing factors that can cause their inappropriate behaviour.

Research has shown that the root causes for young criminal/anti-social behaviour start at an early age and are usually down to factors that include:

  • Bad influences
  • Social exclusion
  • Boredom
  • Parental influences e.g. divorced homes
  • General lack of care and prospects

These factors usually resort in some form of breakaway from the school environment through truancy, suspension or exclusion. This then leads to a spiral of degeneration, whereby the young offender comes into contact more and more with the police, becomes more and more socially excluded, rebels against authority and gets drawn into the criminal family and criminal lifestyle

Some children are already highlighted by their schools and police officers they can be referred to the scheme.

The initiative provides the facilities to take these groups on supervised trips to places of interest.

They will receive inputs and talks on various topics from guest speakers such as Anti Social Behaviour unit, Police Force, Drug Awareness, Environmental Agencies and Religious Leaders which will be conducted in our hall of meetings.

AWARDS

Medals will be awarded ceremoniously to outstanding participants as a means of encouragement to others.

TARGET GROUPS

Ages 6 to 16 of different cultural background, sex and races. Ages 6 to 16 of different cultural background, sex and races.