Youngsters coin it in for dream trip

Youngsters coin it in for dream trip


 


17.07.06


 


 


Unemployed youngsters in Glasgow are hoping to improve their job prospects on a once in a lifetime trip.


 


A group of school-leavers from the Make It Work programme in Govanhill are travelling to Poland to carry out a range of community projects.


 


The youngsters raised money for their trip at Asda in Toryglen by helping pack bags. It has been organised by the Princes Trust Scotland as part of a programme which aims to help young people be more enterprising.


 


They will travel to a reconstructed medieval castle in Wroclaw, Lower Silesia. As part of the programme, the young people will work to gain a recognised ASDAN qualification and Social Enterprise Award.


 


Ken Imrie, Glasgow area manager for The Prince’s Trust Scotland, said: ‘This programme offers a fantastic opportunity for young people to further build their confidence and learn about other cultures and basic skills.


 


‘They will not only be able to take the skills they have learned in Govanhill to Poland, but will be able to use the new skills back in Glasgow.’


 


Source: Evening Times