Rosemount and Glen Youth Intervention Programme empowers local young people

Pictured with WELB Youth Workers are young people from Rosemount and Glen who took part in a WELB Youth Intervention project at Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre.
Pictured with WELB Youth Workers are young people from Rosemount and Glen who took part in a WELB Youth Intervention project at Gartan Outdoor Activity Centre.

Thirty-four young people, aged 12 to 21 years, from Rosemount and Glen, Derry, recently took part in a Western Education and Library Board (WELB) Youth Intervention programme, offering a range of diversionary and developmental activities, to ensure the varied needs of young people are met.

Facilitated by WELB Youth Workers, the programme aimed to bring together young people and provide them with the support and opportunities they need to empower themselves to take a more active role within their community.

Feedback was positive and the young people relayed how they felt encouraged and enjoyed taking part in the educational and constructive activities, acquiring new skills and interests in problem solving, decision making and leadership roles.

The programme was a great success and was well supported by parents. It is hoped this programme will run again next year and engage more organisations in the Outer West to make an even greater impact.

If you would like further information on this programme or current WELB Youth Programmes in the Outer West Area please contact Gavin Deeney, WELB Youth Worker, Rosemount Youth Centre, t: 028 7136 9264 or email gavin.deeney@welbni.org.