East Hall - Action for Children
Action for Children
MITIE Property Management were delighted to support a successful Action for Children Programme delivered in partnership with Easthall Residents Association.
The project involved providing a 12 week educational and training environmental programme for 12 local young people that produced significant improvements to the environment. The variety of accomplishments included landscaping enhancements, improving the appearance of the local community centre, graffiti removal and painting of external fencing.
To celebrate the completion of the project, a ceremony was held to recognise the achievements of all those that participated. This involved viewing a DVD highlighting the progress of the project and its subsequent achievements as well as presenting the youngsters with their certificates.
A key focus of the project was also to provide the young people with the advice, support and qualifications to plan their next step to access further training and/or employment. All young people who participated will be interviewed for places on the Action for Children Youth Build programme. This particular programme provides 9 months of work and support in the construction industry.
Joe Gracey, Chairperson of Easthall Park Housing Co-operative commented:
“This is a good example of how strong local partnership working can make a real difference. Young people in Easterhouse are often unfairly stigmatised with a bad reputation. This was an excellent project that provided an opportunity for young people to put something back into their community. We appreciate in particular the support of MITIE in helping to deliver a project that we feel has delivered real community benefits”
Craig Boath, regional director, MPS commented,
“ We’ve recently started working with Easthall Park Housing providing reactive maintenance to their housing stock and we wanted to show our new client that when we say the community is really important to us we really mean it! This project is one of many youth projects that we have contributed to across Scotland and we thoroughly enjoy watching the benefits that these programmes bring to the youngsters and their communities”.