We are delighted to be able to offer help to people in the community. The Trust is working seamlessly with Peter Ford in the Training Room on Mondays and Wednesdays, the Trust can help you with your CV, signing on to Universal Job Match and assisting you with Job Search. We can also give your computer skills a lift. Come along and meet Peter from 2pm onwards.
Who is Koki Tanaka and what on earth is he doing on Stockwell Park Estate?
Check out www.ybca.org/koki-tanaka
and find out just who Koki is …
Why is he on Stockwell Park? Koki is working with local people to film their thoughts on the 2011 Riots.
Watch this space….if all goes according to plan…(rare with the Trust!) ..you’ll catch up with the Trust members walking their routes home, with Koki, just as they did in 2011, and recalling the incidents, accidents and mayhem that happened on those hectic few days.
Koki …King of the art installation. This piece of work will be exhibited at the Institute of Contemporary Art …shhhhh maybe later at the Tate!
“Young Michael has been busy playing table tennis with us for a some months and is getting really good!
His sister Maria is one of our heroic Build It volunteers and so when one evening Michael was telling us how much he loved BMXing but couldn’t afford the right kind of bike and how he thought that Shane was so brave after injuring himself competing and continuing to train by playing table tennis to strengthen his injured elbows, we had a little word with our friends in housing and Roy the caretaker brought down a bike for Braulio, one of our volunteers - to take Michael to Brixton Cycles for a once over.
After the presentation ceremony (!) outside the Centre, a green flash was seen streaking across the estate to the skateboard park where some serious moves were made and flashy steering practised.
It takes a whole community… working together… to make a difference!
Now for the helmet and bike lock!
Here is a copy of the postcard to be delivered during May 2013
New laws coming our way… a good thing… or loss of freedoms? (click the link below) ... Your comments are most welcome!
“Sometimes it’s not enough just to have kids in the building. You need to understand what interests them, what they do in their spare time and what their ambitions are.
One such youngster was Mariam Salami. Mariam desperately wanted to communicate ….she needed confidence, she needed ideas….she needed guinea pigs to practice on!
Enter a guinea pig…..
Mariam’s first radio interview…..she needed someone who wasn’t her mum or dad to be the person on the other end of the phone. She needed to know that she could interview people she didn’t know that well. She knew, that in those circumstances, only those with loads of grey hair would do.
Mariam is now at University…she is a positive, kind and thoughtful member of her social group. She is about to launch herself and her ideas on the world….a credit to our community!
Keep them coming!”