Impact on people
Here are short stories of people we worked with over the past few years
Sylvie was one of 51 unemployed young adults on a Kickstart placement in Frome, facilitated by Edventure. Edventure had worked with local green & community minded companies to create meaningful work-placements and provided weekly training. Sylvie moved on to a full time job after her placement.
"I attended the kickstart training with Edventure. This involved a range of interesting, varied sessions on confidence, intrapreneurship, climate change, and first-aid-training. The Kickstart training enabled me to meet other people who all shared their individual experiences of the pandemic. It took seeing people in person and hearing everyone’s stories to realise that I really wasn’t the only one going through it. We were all in a similar boat (sinking!). But now I am finally moving forwards with cautious optimism. Kickstart has been a massive game changer for me."https://edventurefrome.org/kickstart-has-been-a-massive-game-changer-for-me/
Allen was referred to Edventure by the Job Centre, joined a make course, and then got involved in a start-up course. He continued to co-lead an edventure project - the Frome Wardrobe Collective, and got support with finding a job, later landing in an IT support company.
“It was awesome to work in a team, I gained skills and confidence, and lots of support. ”Being involved in Edventure gives life meaning and gives me something to do. I love helping people and being part of something”