Katie’s on hand to open project
THE LONG-AWAITED official opening of the Bray Youth Project adjacent to the Community Centre took place last weekend with a burst of hip hop, drama and more.
Boxing champion Katie Taylor cut the ribbon and said a few words in praise of the project to the assembled staff, young people and public representatives as well as VEC representatives.
There was a great crowd present on the day, including a huge amount of former members of the youth project.
It was a proud day for centre coordinator Yvonne Murray, who oversees all the activities available there. A DVD about the centre was shown to the audience.
Bray Youth Project is open every day and some evenings for various clubs as well as general drop-in times. There are plenty of activities and clubs on offer as well as education on lifestyle and computers.
Their neighbours in the community centre horticultural course did the garden for the project as part of the LEAP project.
LEAP stands for local education for adult progression and course co-ordinators say it has been a great success.
The LEAP project is managed by Bray Adult Education Consortium, a local group of community, voluntary and statutory organizations led by Bray Partnership.
The project identifies training and education needs of Traveller men and responds using innovative development programmes to ensure progression with regard to personal, social and economic development.
Little Bray Youth Project is another organisation that has its residence in Fassaroe.
Activities include after school care, sports for all and evening functions for teenagers as well as arts, crafts and more.
For more information contact Bray youth Project on (01) 2768848.
Boxing sensation Katie Taylor officially cuts the ribbon to open the project.
At the opening of the Project were Temera O’Brien and Latoya McDonald.
A bunch of fine young lads who hope to make use of all the project has to offer in Little Bray.
The Rhythm Hip Hop dancers entertain the crowd at the project opening night.
Lads who came through the project: Gavin Kelly, Neil Cahill, Wesley O’Brien and Thomas Murphy (Development Officer).