|Gerry Rogan Initiative Trust (GRIT) Programme – Towards a positive future|
The innovative delivery methodology employed in this programme challenges participants through in-depth personal development and exploration activities. It includes a combination of residential events and one-to-one mentoring sessions aimed at keeping young people engaged with training through improving self-confidence and respect for others, and empowering them to make positive choices for their futures.
The cross-community nature of the Programme provides participants with an opportunity - for some, for the first time in their lives - to meet and mix with other young people from different community backgrounds. 123 young people, aged 16-18 from throughout Northern Ireland participated in the GRIT Programme from April 2008 to March 2010.
“When I got picked for the Programme it was brilliant. I’m not a bit shy and I was really looking forward to the 5-day residential and bonded really well with other members of the group.
|The North Eastern Education and Library Board’s Primary Integrating/Enriching Education (PIEE) Project|
The PIEE Project is a 3-year cross-community initiative which promotes shared education and provides links for schools from different community backgrounds, to enable them to learn and work together.