G2G Communities Reaching Out project Case Study

What: Aimed to give people aged 50 and over the opportunity to develop various ICT skills, in particular the use of digital video and camera equipment.

Who was involved:

G2G Communities CIC
Denbighshire Countryside Services
Keep Wales Tidy
Rhyl City Strategy
Rhyl Environment Association

When: December 2010 – March 2012

How many people did they help: 62

Client type: regional initiative

The ‘Reaching Out’ project was based in Marsh Road, Rhyl. It enabled volunteers to develop new skills which will help to increase their prospects of employment or lead to further education.

The project produced an environmental DVD which could also be used to promote the local Glan Morfa Community Woodland.

Additionally a learning pack was produced for local schools and colleges to help enhance environmental trips to the woodland.

During the project, G2G used free editing and authoring software that is easily available so people to carry on after the project if they wanted to. They also encouraged people to find out about LearnDirect and Open University courses as many did not realise they were eligible.

The aims of the partners within the project were to:

increase community skills
promote local woodland as community facility through digital inclusion activities
highlight the environmental benefits of the woodland to the local community

G2G Communities CIC helped 50 members of the local community with digital inclusion activities as part of BBC First Click taster sessions earlier on in 2010.

Other courses have included training in how to use Skype, Picasa (an open source image editing package), Facebook and eBay.

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