O2 funding boost for Strathfoyle kids

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A Strathfoyle youth group says funding from one of the UK’s biggest telecommunications companies will help empower young people in the area.

The Enagh Youth Forum (EYF) have been awarded funding from O2’s Think Big Initiative, a scheme aimed at giving young people the tools to make a difference in their communities.

EYF Youth Development Worker Danielle McKeever says the funding will cover the costs of training and of a team building day.

“The training will focus on campaigning and lobbying and two key themes of the project will be ‘active citizenship’ and social empowerment’.

“This project will help provide young people with a platform to use their voices in campaigning and lobbying for improved youth provision city wide and more local campaigns will look at how local industry affects community life in Strathfoyle and also the overwhelming need for a children’s play park in the area.”

She says other groups in the city should consider applying for similar funding from O2.

More information is available online at www.o2thinkbig.co.uk

Meanwhile Strathfoyle Community Association’s Mini Summer Festival takes place tomorrow at the youth centre grounds.

Activities include bouncy castle/bouncy boxing, obstacle, bungee run, shooting tent, shark slide, human football, carousel, toddler slides, balloon modelling and face painting.

Admission is free and everyone is encouraged to join in the fun.