It gives us great pleasure to share our latest Voyage Newsletter. The Newsletter is our way of updating young people, families, teachers, referral partners and our amazing funders and donors about our work and progress. If you have any ideas for stories you think we should include feel feee to make contact with us.

Happy reading.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

What is StreetDoctors?

StreetDoctors is a volunteering organisation with young healthcare students. We think young people have the potential to be life-savers in their communities, so we volunteer to teach you how to help someone who may be bleeding or who has collapsed.

What is StepWise?

StepWise is a programme where you will:

  • Learn life-saving skills
  • Acquire a First Aid At Work one day course accreditation
  • Hear about careers in healthcare
  • Teach other young people alongside StreetDoctors volunteers

PLUS there will be

  • Snacks
  • Certificates
  • Fulfilling weekend activities

Important dates for your dairy

STEP ONE SESSIONS

Wednesday 27th March 17:15 to 18:45            Learn what to do when someone is bleeding and when someone is unconscious

Saturday 30th March 10:00 to 17:00                 Gain a one day First Aid at Work Accreditation

Saturday 6th April 13:00 to 16:00                       Learn about healthcare careers and how to use medical equipment

STEP TWO SESSIONS

Saturday 27th April 11:00 to 17:00                    Training for how to deliver StreetDoctors sessions

May to June 2019                                               Co-deliver four StreetDoctors sessions with volunteers within Hackney

 

Voyage is proud to announce it is teaming up with Phirst CV Digital to encourage our graduates access the world of work and unique opportunities for higher education. Our Digital Apprentice workshop takes place on

Tuesday 19th March 2019

6pm – 8pm

Hackney Community College

Phirst Digital CV will set out how young people can gain valuable experience and insight into one of London biggest international companies and get the support to access a number of amazing opportunities that will lead to paid employment. If you are interested in Tech and becoming a digital apprentice with a starting salary of £15,500 per year please make sure you come along to hear more. For the selected graduates of Voyage you will receive regular support to make the application and participate in ongoing training and development. All you need is to be over 16 years, have a strong interest in tech and possess a minimum level 2 qualification.

Please make sure you sign up and let us know your coming by completing the sign up form below..

We look forward to seeing you.

Voyage is pleased to announce it has recruited a team of 10 facilitators and tutors who will be trained to deliver our unique Young Leaders For Safer Cities and Horizons programme as part of Voyages growth and expansion agenda. The training was delivered by Voyage lead Tutor Adetunji Adesoji, David Okoro and Voyage’s CEO Paul Anderson setting out the training requirements using five important stages of interactive training delivery. The training included feed back from our young graduates who observed the training and contributed to some of the interactive workshops on both days.

1. Day 1 – focused on exploring our YLFSC and Horizons course curriculum and understanding the units delivered at weekly sessions. This included what we see in our young people, how we engage with parents and teachers and how we build on the taught subjects using our own lived experience.

2. Day 2 – With our existing team new tutors will learn more about our values, approach and how we will embed our newly designed theory of change and how we use the information to shape course delivery and provide additional support to young people with special learning needs.

3. All facilitators and tutors will undertake a mandatory 4 days of shadowing our existing team and these sessions will culminate micro teaching is when our new recruits will work alongside our existing team of tutors, support young people and be assessed on their observation and teaching skills.

4. Graduation for our Tutors is on 20 July is when our new team will be formerly appointed as Voyage facilitators and tutors.

5. All our new tutors will join us to deliver our Summer University programme starting on the 5th August and our Graduate programme for our YLFSC 2019 cohort on the 11th September 2019.

Using a participatory workshop approach the first day of training helped to acquaint our new recruits with the course units helping them to dig deeper into our course resources and materials and how the course units breakdown into over 150 hours of taught study. The training day ended with a question and answer session with Voyage graduates who helped highlight the importance using cognitive approaches.

Our new recruits will return on Saturday the 23rd of March to participate in phase 2 where they will meet the existing team, understand our theory of change and participate in a solution orientated workshop session.

Going Forward
Voyage is expanding its work across new areas in London and with more at risk young people and remains committed to ensuring its facilitators and tutors are regularly trained. We wish to ensure our staff adopt the important principles of contextual safeguarding, being trauma informed and have the ability to risk asses our young people using our unique risk category banding system underpinned by our Theory of Change.

Voyage is expanding its work across new areas in London and with more at risk young people and remains committed to ensuring its facilitators and tutors are regularly trained. We wish to ensure our staff adopt the important principles of contextual safeguarding, being trauma informed and have the ability to risk asses our young people using our unique risk category banding system underpinned by our Theory of Change.

If you wish to sign up to our Young Leaders for Safer Cities Course and you are in  year 9 or in year 10, simply complete the sign up form below and you will receive an invite to the course start day which is now 8th April 2019 for induction week which finishes on Wednesday 10th and residential begins on the 12th to the 14th April. Our taught sessions then start on 27th April 2019 and take place every two weeks after this.

You will note that all students are expected to attend Hackney Community College at 9am on session days and 10am during induction.

We also send reminders for each sessions so make sure you send accurate information to sign up.