Skills Swap Day
A project to connect different age groups together
Adeola, a passionate young person, delivered the Skills Swap Day project to connect young people and elderly people together. Adeola was trying to increase the social engagement of different age groups and create a space for people to exchange skills and knowledge as both age groups have experiences to share with one another.
There can be a social divide and given the pandemic, loneliness amongst groups may have increased and people may feel that they don’t belong in their local community. So this project aimed to give people a sense of ‘belonging’ in the community – that everyone is valued and should be heard.
18 people participated in this project online and they developed some social skills, improve their knowledge about technology and got career and life advice. Also a speaker shared amazing tips on how to take acre of your health and what foods we should/shouldn’t eat. The project was also very fun and interactive for all.
The engagement amongst the groups and the overall delivery was a success. Also the guest speaker catered for both groups.
We asked Adeola why she wanted to implement this project, she said: ‘I attended a stakeholder engagement meeting in my local area – where I found out that there was a need for more integration and so this encouraged me to take part in the project’. She also saif that the project has developed her management skills and leadership ability. It has also taken her out of her comfort zone and work with a new group she had not worked with before.
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Are you aged 11-25 and living in London? Want to run activities for other young people in your area? Want to support your friends and community and make a positive difference? Contact us today and you could secure up to £500 funding to make your idea a reality.
About the Project
Peabody is funding 11-25 year olds to develop their own projects, trips and events for other young people in their local area.