Read about the latest initiatives at the Harrow Club
It has been a very busy and exciting time at the club over the past few months. We are running 38 delivery sessions a week across 6 clubs in West London and have recently introduced a weekend programme of activities for young Afghan arrivals living in hotel accommodation.
We have provided a range of activities such as swimming, arts and crafts, cricket, football and distributed donated clothes, healthcare/beauty products and food, all via the club.
This project would not have been possible without the fantastic community support from a team of volunteers and local groups such as North Kensington Community Kitchen, QPR in the Community Trust and Fulham Cricket Club.
Partnership work to support young people to build better futures
Since March the Harrow Club has been working closely with Rugby Portobello Trust (P3 Charity) to provide employment for local young people through the government’s Kickstart Scheme. We are proud of this strong local partnership! Below is an extract from P3 Charity:
There’s strength in unison. Thanks to a partnership between P3 and the Harrow Club – an organisation empowering young people to build better futures – 18 young people have been able to take part in the Kickstart Scheme in West London.
The Harrow Club provided a range of positions in-house, including receptionist, building assistant and youth worker assistant, as well as seconded placements in local businesses such as web design, social media and product development.
All 18 of the young people involved have now completed at least four months of the six-month programme. Four have gone on to further employment already and two more are being supported into other training.
“Every second spent here has been extremely valuable. The environment is excellent and I look forward to coming in each day. I feel comfortable with my colleagues and my boss and thoroughly enjoy working with them.” Enesa, Kickstarter trainee
“This course was excellent, I would recommend it to anyone wanting to learn about IT support.” David, Kickstarter trainee
Thank you again for all your support.