Within Dreamscheme, we remained as busy as ever. So much planning went into this summer, so that we could make it our most amazing and memorable summer to date. In this post, we will reflect on the many activites, trips, workshops and summer schemes that we did over the summer.
Let's rewind back to January, when I had just signed up to go on a mission trip to Gran Canaria. I was excited, but I didn't really know what to expect. The first meeting came along. I remember looking around the room at the rest of the team. Some I knew, and some I didn't. It was clear from the outset that the team leaders Rebekah, David and Alvin wanted us to bond from the start and get to know each other in a more deeper sense. They wanted us to acknowledge each other's strengths and weaknesses, to recognise our gifts and how to use them.
This week, we’ll be looking at a group that is slightly closer to home, so to speak. A group that faces an entirely different set of struggles, but are nonetheless in as much need of as any group we work with. Picture this: you are Danny, a 14 year old boy from the Milltown estate in South Belfast.
Recently we sat down with our Senior Youth Workers, Jonny Luke and Lizzie Brown, to find out what Inspires them in Youth Work, and how working with Dreamscheme provides a unique and motivational environment where they can help transform young people.
It has been another fantastic year for our young people. From serving their local communities to conquering fears on amazing trips, 2017 was a year with memories in abundance. Here are a few highlights from last year.