Photograph Gallery from Lisburn South Streets Ahead Project
Youths from Krakow joined up with youths from Lisburn B.M.E ( Black Minority Ethnic) groups and other youth groups from the Lisburn South area met up in a week long exchange programme taking in a range of activities such as an Ulster rugby match,A trip to the Giants Causeway, The Titanic Quarter, Ardnabannon Outdoor Education Centre, Ice Hockey Match, Carrick A Reed rope bridge
A group of young youths from the the Old warren area travelled to Edinburgh/Glasgow as part of a cultural identity programme,taking part in a range of activities ranging from the military tattoo, Grey friars bobby graveyard and tour of the haunted tombs,a tour round Edinburgh castle, a band parade in Glasgow and a trip to the hallowed turf of Glasgow Rangers!
The young people of Lisburn thoroughly enjoyed their shared cultural experience and respected the area in which the tour was conducted. It wasn’t until looking over the appraisal sheets that I found out that some of the young people were uncomfortable at being in a catholic church. Nevertheless they showed an exemplarily level of maturity and respect by engaging fully in the tour and asked questions when and where it was appropriate. During the tour of murals and local statues the young people were receptive to the information they were given and all in all they enjoyed their night
It was bitterly cold on the evening of the 5th November, traditionally reserved for celebrating Guy Fawkes fire work celebrations, however the cold wasn’t going to hamper celebrations of a different kind as 17 young people from the Lisburn South Streets Ahead Project attended a function Within the Lisburn Island Civic Centre in recognition of their achievements within their community in various topics ranging from ‘Community Relations Equality and Diversity’ (C.R.E.D) and Open College Network level 1 in Young leadership, which is the first step to becoming a youth leader within their community. The C.R.E.D programme saw young people from the Lagmore and Old Warren areas coming together to take part in a residential in Co. Clare. It gave young people the chance to mix with people their own age from different cultural backgrounds and take part in workshops and sporting events enabling them to get to know one and other in an environment free from prejudice. The Young leader’s course allowed young people to gain an accredited qualification in young leadership and this seen young people taking part in a 10 week course tackling theory and practical activities working with young people within their own community.