Natwest: Skill Up Training Offer

“Skill Up” is one of the seven projects funded in London by NatWest’s Skills & Opportunities Fund and was shortlisted from 600 project submitted in England and Wales. Our final selection was confirmed following public vote after receiving thousands of votes in the region of London. The project officially started in October 2017, and is still on-going.  Dr Theo Gavrielides, Founder and Director of the IARS International Institute said, “The unstable political, economic and social environments have hit young people the hardest. As we look positively into the future, this timely project supported by NatWest will challenge stale thinking while directly empowering some of the most neglected youth to pursue their entrepreneurial skills. It is not often that we see this trust in youth-led project ideas, and for this we are grateful to the Skills & Opportunities Fund.” Since then, we have developed our training programme for young entrepreneurs which can be found here: www.iars.org.uk/training. It’s totally free and can offer a great insight into what it takes to start up a social enterprise. Once you complete the training you will have access to the mentor hub and the opportunity to gain feedback on your business...

Abused No More Training Courses

Online course for youth professionals This summer, the Abused No More partnership is very pleased to announce the launch of the CPD accredited interactive e-learning course “Abused No More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals”. This e-tool aims to strengthen the skills and competences of youth professionals who are working with marginalised youth especially those who are facing exclusion and discrimination due to gender based-based abuse or their cultural backgrounds. Using real stories of young people, the course explores youth-led models of engagement and familiarise professionals with the concept of legal literacy as an empowerment tool for prevention of gender based discrimination and violence. Access the e-course Online course for young people The partnership also launched a short interactive online course for young people living in the UK and Europe. The course aims to increase young people’s awareness of gender based violence and discrimination with particular focus on female genital mutilation (FGM), honour based violence and forced marriage. The e-course includes additional resource and videos that will help young people to take action, get involved and share knowledge with their peers. Access the e-course  ...

“Abused No More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals”

Abused No More The ‘Abused no More: Safeguarding Youth and Empowering Professionals’ (AnM) is a ground breaking, evidence based e-book written within the framework of Erasmus + Key Action 2 for Youth. The book was written within a 3 year youth led programme that aimed to create, support, develop and serve a strategic partnership in the area of youth-led training, educational and awareness raising activities that will allow better integration of marginalised youth, particularly those from migrant groups, and with an emphasis on gender based violence. The e-book brings evidence from the UK, Poland, Cyprus, Romania and Italy while analyzing the emergent findings in a comparative perspective for Europe. The legal literacy of marginalised youth at risk of social exclusion was assessed while particular emphasis was put on different types of abuse faced by young migrant women. The eBook features a comparative chapter reviewing current practice across Europe as well as chapters in Greek, Italian and Polish. Recommendations for future policy  and practice are formulated to help protect this particularly marginalised group of young people. Over the last 3 years, professionals, young people and LGBT migrants have benefited from freely available, tailored online training tools and resources resulting from both projects. The tools aim to increase users’ knowledge and confidence as well as to strengthen professionals’ capacity in providing tailored and successful services. https://www.abusednomore.org/download/852/  ...