Case Study: Graft Thames Valley & ABC to Read

Case Study: Graft Thames Valley & ABC to Read

AT A GLANCE

The Survival Guide Course, from Graft Thames Valley, supports those who have been long-term unemployed for whatever reason. The course enables participants to grow in confidence and helps them to develop practical skills.

Connect Reading connected Graft Thames Valley with ABC to Read who gave them a project for their June 2021 course.

We had no idea of how to go about finding someone who could give us the right size of project. We contacted Annie and Lorraine at Connect Reading hoping they might be able to help and it proved to be the best decision to make.

THE CHALLENGE

Graft Thames Valley needed a charity partner who could give them a fun and manageable project which enabled students to develop digital skills for their June 2021 course.

CREATING CONNECTIONS

Graft Thames Valley had no idea of how to go about finding someone who could give them the right size of project so they contacted Connect Reading. We were able to provide them with three opportunities to choose from.

The students on the course chose to work with ABC to Read to create a useable set of resources for the charity.

They loved working on the project and were so pleased to have Marcia Rowlinson, CEO at ABC to Read, on the panel as they presented their work.

BENEFITS

  • One of the students found employment whilst on the course. She would not have applied for the role had it not been for the work undertaken!

  • All students reported feeling empowered by what they learned and really inspired by the teamwork project they collaborated on. The students also developed digital skills which are much needed in industry at the moment.

  • ABC to read received useable resources including a video and Facebook posts they could share.

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Case Study: Graft Thames Valley & ABC to Read
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