Aims and Objectives
The Aim of the youth / play project is to provide young people aged 5-12 and 13-19 in the local area of Keighley aÂ safe, enjoyable, productive, social place to meet and participate in activities.
Our youth centre provides open access and structured sessions in a youth friendly environmentÂ based within the AlHikmah School building.
The AlHikmah SchoolÂ ProjectÂ tackles these social problems head onÂ by working with the young people in the town andbreaking down the barriers of gangs, and intervening before young people become involved in negative behaviour. The most affective method is to provide a space where young people can meet up and socialise together without the âstreet influencesâ around them. By promoting friendship and unity in our youth sessions we are establishing a bond amongst the youths who we work with.
AlHikmah ProjectÂ initiative:
â¢Â Raise education attainment levels within the areaÂ â providing a greater platform for local children and young people
â¢Â Decrease anti social behaviour and crime in the areaÂ â diverting young people from anti socialÂ behaviour
â¢Â Encourage community cohesionÂ â Increase understanding between the different communities in Keighley
â¢Â Provide educational, learning and recreational activities for all age groups
Re-engagingÂ local people back into the community
â¢Â Raise aspirations of young peopleÂ â Enabling individuals to greater life chances byÂ boostingÂ their self confidence and self esteem
â¢Â Promote skills workshops and further education for adultsÂ â Supporting the whole family to increase economic prospects for disadvantaged families
â¢Â Strengthen the local areaÂ â Contributing to theÂ development and strengthening of the community
â¢Â Support at risk and disadvantaged groupsÂ â Giving marginalised individuals a platform to gain greater prospects