Tech2Gether came to a close on the first of July after a day of discussions, critical thinking and applying newly learnt skills. The workshops was created to promote community cohesion by bringing young people of different faiths together and equipping them with skills for the ICT and Media Sector . They were provided with the opportunity to learn basic coding, app creation, developing websites, filming, editing and script writing. The youth involved aged between 10 to 16 years old displayed excellent teamwork,decision making and commitment as they tackled issues that are relevant among their peers such as image, popularity and bullying. Once the ICT and Media was complete there was the option to participate in a skincare beauty workshop which highlighted self acceptance or fitness activities which promoted physical well being.

“I understand how to code in Java script.”

” I learnt how to be gentle with my skin when using product and colour matching techniques.”

“I have learnt how to increase my heart rate.”

“This programme will really help with integration in this area. We all want to learn new skills and we have so many other things in common. There is really no need for conflict between us.”

The project was funded by Near Neighbours and was delivered in collaboration with G.I.F.T, Salaam Community Association, Strengthening Faith Institutions and The SALAM Project and took place on 1st April 2017, 6th May, and 1st July 2017.   The sessions were attended by up to 22 young people mainly from Christian and Muslim faiths.