Vote now to grant us local funding to stop knife crime
Voting closes on Monday 26th July, so VOTE NOW!
How to vote
Step 1: Register to Newham Co-create. You must register to cast your vote. Once you’ve successfully registered, come back to this page and follow step 2 (see below).
Step 2: Vote to allocate some of the £100k budget to “What’s the Point?”. We are asking for £20k to run it in 6 schools across Newham between Sep 2021 and March 2022. Simply click “add to my expenses” and then click “submit expenses” in order to cast your vote for where the money goes.
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About “What’s the Point?”
‘What’s the Point?’ seeks to educate and empower young people to change the culture of youth violence.
Who’s it for?
Faith in Schools and Newham Youth For Christ have run this programme in the borough at the LDE UTC with a group of 10 14-15yr olds. We will soon offer a variation of it in primary schools. The course is peer led and all the young people that take part do so voluntarily.
This is a 10 week course that gets young people thinking and engaging with the issues of youth violence through honest discussion and reflection. They also get the opportunity to meet and speak with police officers, paramedics and other members of the community. This gives them a broader understanding of the issues, helps build bridges and equips the students with life changing skills. One young person was able to prevent their friend from dying from a stab wound as a direct result of receiving first aid training on the course
This course saves lives!
WE NEED YOUR VOTE SO THAT WE CAN RUN THIS PROGRAMME IN SCHOOLS FROM SEPTEMBER!
The local council has allocated money to go towards projects that benefit the local community and it is the community that votes for how this money is spent. Please vote for our project and ensure we get the money to run this life changing project in schools! WE NEED THIS PROJECT AND WE NEED IT NOW!
Voting is open now and closes on Monday 26th July.
“WE NEED MORE OF THIS. MORE THINGS LIKE WHATS THE POINT TO HELP US THINK ABOUT THE WAYS THINGS ARE. THEY DON’T HAVE TO BE”