These are some of our other projects:
A diversion programme for street boys.
We have been supporting these types of programmes for 4 years and they are immensely successful. These are always street boys most of whom have the most terrible histories – they have always suffered abuse themselves and, with no help, have found themselves excluded from school, in gangs, toting guns, abusing and terrorising others. We know from research that an abused boy is likely to go on and abuse between 200 and 300 younger children until stopped by death or prison, so it is crucial to do something to break this vicious cycle of brutality.
The diversion programme works by using football as the draw and then a panoply of life skills including vocational training. The programme really works, and has an immense effect on the lives of the boys, what families they have, and their futures.
You can read more about the 'Boyz' and the football programmes HERE.
Working with violent young boys
There are many boys who are perpetrators of violence against small children, and many of these boys are under 12 years old having had the most appalling experiences themselves. We support a programme working with these boys to help them find different ways of living and interacting, to get them away from the street gangs and to avoid them hurtling towards youth offender units and prison or an untimely and violent death. It is an extraordinarily successful programme and the results are tremendously positive.