iProgramme — projects which work with young people who come under the Section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998, offering equality of opportunity:
— between persons of different religious belief, political opinion, racial group, age, marital status or sexual orientation
— between men and women generally
— between persons with a disability and persons without
— between persons with dependants and persons without.
Our ‘iProgramme’, focuses on marginalised children particularly focusing on looked after children and those affected by trauma; experience traumatic events such as abuse, violence, disasters, war, tragic accidents or major incidents like terrorism. Some of these experiences may be one-off or short-term, but they may also be enduring
The essence of ‘iProgramme’:
Placing each individual ‘i’ at the centre of their journey through the programme, ensuring self-reflection. Above all the programme will create space for the children to enjoy themselves, forgetting outside pressures.
The ‘i’ is synonym with all things digital. In what is undeniably a technologically advancing world, ‘iProgramme’ aims to future proof our young people by empowering them and making them tech-savvy through digital arts.
Activities, ‘iProgramme’ offers:
Creative recreational activity programme which support and complement the care plan of each child or young person in care and/or affected by trauma and the services they access.
The activities comprises of taster sessions and projects that meet the interests of the young people, combining self-directed activity, hands-on learning and collaborative play. Activities are participant-centred with an emphasis on personal goals, linking to individual care plans. This specialist bespoke service strives to remove barriers, encourage dialogue and open access to quality creative learning for all.