At CAST, we provide different learning opportunities and environments for young people who struggle to thrive in a mainstream setting. One of the approaches we adopt is to use land-based and construction projects as a way to engage, benefit, and deliver outcomes for the learners and local communities. This approach offers advantages for both the young people and the society alike.
Our projects benefit young people by enabling them to:
By participating in such projects, our young people are re-integrated into the community by contributing to local initiatives that improve the environment and society. By doing so, they feel more connected to their communities and more valued by their peers. They can also develop their social confidence, communication skills, teamwork skills, and civic responsibility.
Land-based and construction projects can also provide the young people with new experiences and opportunities that enhance their personal and professional development. They are involved in, for example, meeting new people from backgrounds/cultures, visiting new places, and learning about an array of topics. This enables them to develop and achieve new goals or receive new recognitions.
Such experiences and opportunities enable our learners to broaden their horizons, increase their motivation, boost their self-esteem, and inspire them to pursue further education or employment. We pride ourselves on promoting young people to be involved in meaningful activities that help them to discover new possibilities for their future.
A comprehensive selection of the projects and charitable work we have completed are shown below.