Wild Earth have delivered two youth programmes in Coventry, 'Positive Pathways' and 'Music in Nature'. The programmes have been funded by Youth Music, Orbit Heart of England, Whitefriars Housing, WM Police and supported by Coventry City Council Children, Learning and Young People's Directorate.
The programmes commenced in September 2013 and will continue until May 2014.
The programmes are focused on working 16-19 year old young people, who are not in full time education, employment or training. We build skills and confidence to increase job readiness through a unique combination of outdoor skills, personal development, confidence building, healthy lifestyles (incuding healthy eating and cooking) and music technology.
To have a look at what the projects offer, please go to http://goo.gl/y4Yhps
Listen to the music created by the young people at https://soundcloud.com/boutiquerecording/sets/wild-earth-music-and-nature-1
The young people from the project are volunteering with Wild Earth and have
delivered Community Projects across Coventry.
Wild Earth | Company No. 07715266 | KOCO Community Resource Centre, The Arches, Spon End, Coventry CV1 3 JQ | Tel: 02476 920 025
Foleshill Cultural Learning Café will work in an informal 'meet and greet with a coffee' style Informal leaning café with deprived BAME communities especially the Roma Community living in the Foleshill, with the aim to gain a better understanding of the service provision in the Foleshill in relation to the wider city. The project will achieve the following outcomes by raising awareness and understanding of --
• Agencies and services i.e. registering with a GP, smoking cessation, living with long term health conditions, screening immunisation,
• Planning, budgeting, price comparison website, loan sharks, banking and loans, employability and enterprise skills
• Rights and duties as residents of Coventry, celebrating the cultural heritage and increasing community cohesion
• Low cost family provision i.e. local parks and green spaces, libraries
• Caring for the environment and reducing fly tipping, dog fouling etc.
We are working in partnership with agencies such as NEA, PeoplePoint Ltd, Groundwork West Midlands, Voluntary Action Coventry and FWT.
Wild Earth have delivered workshops on the issue of cervical cancer awareness in Coventry.
As a part of the project, we produced a film to raise the issue of cervical cancer awareness and encouraging women aged 25-64 years, to attend cervical screening appointments.
Early detection can save lives. This is the theme of the film that has been made with members of the community in Coventry.
The project has been delivered in partnership with FWT (a centre for women), who are leading the cervical cancer awareness programme with the BAME commuities in Coventry.
Web of Life has been funded by the Innovation and Development Fund.
As a part of our ethos of connecting communities to nature, Wild Earth staff and young volunteers are working in the neighbourhood of Paradise, Coventry to deliver the 4 Seasons Project at Finbarr Close, Cobden Street, Crabmill Lane and Mulliner Street and Stoney Stanton Road.
Children, young people and families of the neighbourhood are involved in nature based projects.
As a part of this project, the families use their local parks and green spaces more effectively.
Acitivities delivered -
- arts and crafts,
- bushcraft and survival skills,
- nature based games and activities