launched in 2018 as a programme to empower 14-24 year olds who are most marginalised in Fermanagh, Tyrone and Donegal.
The programme was awarded almost €4 million of EU Peace IV
funding under the Children and Young People’s strand by the Special EU Programmes Body
. With this funding, South West College, Donegal Youth Service
and TIDES Training and Mediation
pooled their resources and specialist knowledge to design and create a programme that has seen 635 young people completing so far.
South West College Essential Skills learners, Elizabeth O’Neill from Enniskillen and Bernard Green from Omagh have been awarded the County Fermanagh and County Tyrone (respectively) 2015 Essential Skills Learner of the Year award, at the annual Essential Skills Awards ceremony, which took place at Riddel Hall, Queen’s University, Belfast.