RHL - Gurkha 200
In September 2014 No Barrier to Success started as a pilot project funded by the European Social Fund. The project worked with Nepali women who were not in education, employment or training and the aim was to identify their personal barriers to achieving employment and agree action plans which address each individuals key barriers.
The course ran every Thursday at the Mayfield community centre from 10.00 to 16.00 where craft activities would be carried out in the morning and English lessons in the afternoon. Over the course of the project participants had the opportunity to learn new skills, improve English Language skills and receive advice and guidance that would lead them towards finding employment or training. The project regularly received 30 plus participants who were wanting to improve their skills and look for work.
Through this pilot project participants demonstrated that they had improved their confidences levels and had increased their overall readiness to find work or training. In addition to this they have learnt many beneficial new skills, received help with job searches and have been signposted to access relevant services.
Upon completion of the project, RHL received funding from the Army Covenant Fund to continue the project along similar lines to help celebrate the 200 year anniversary of the Gurkhas promoting integration and learning. Sessions run from the Mayfield Community Centre on Thursdays with the morning sessions starting from 10:30 to 12:30 and the afternoon sessions from 13:30 to 15:30.
For more information or to get involved with the Gurkha 200 project please don’t hesitate to contact us:
Main office number 01252 362660
The project completed in March 2016