by Sam Easterbrook | 10th Aug 2017
Mix the ideas of young people, add some bright paint, and some support from ProMo-Cymru.
Now apply to the blank canvas of a youth centre in Cardiff. What do you get? Something rather beautiful…
Auguste, our EVS volunteer, explains how ProMo-Cymru helped North Ely Youth Centre achieve their goal…
The aim of the project was to decorate the freshly refurbished North Ely Youth Centre, working with a group of young people who use the centre.
North Ely Youth Centre was looking for someone who could help young people to generate, develop and implement ideas for their youth centre decoration. ProMo-Cymru was on hand to help.
With amazing help from youth workers and youth centre manager Steve McCambridge, every Thursday was the day young people would gather to make their ideas a reality. And they gladly got paint on their hands! It was delightful to witness young people’s enthusiasm for the finished look.
Over a course of 5 workshops we together created, as we called them, “triangle”, “chalkboard” and “bubble” walls. We also decorated benches to match the walls. The result was reviving!