Maryhill Housing Association and Action for Children give young people taste of work
Maryhill Housing Association is doing its bit to help young people work towards a bright future.
The Association has again teamed up with renowned charity Action for Children to offer a “community challenge” for teenagers.
They have begun work in Maryhill in the six-week long challenge to improve their employability skills and help enhance the look of the local environment.
The tasks include landscaping, painting and tidying up areas of the community. Ten young people are participating.
Railings will be painted, slabs de-mossed and weeded as well as raised planters installed to brighten up the area.
It is the fourth time the Association has linked up with Action for Children to offer a community challenge. On both previous occasions local people have commented on the hard work of the youngsters and the remarkable results they delivered.
For many young people, participation in the community challenge can lead to further training or employment opportunities.
Maryhill Housing Association is looking forward to continuing the partnership with Action for Children and hopes to deliver another project in the future.
Ruth Adam of Maryhill Housing Association said: “The community challenge is a great way of providing employability skills to young people and helping the community at the same time.
“It addresses environmental issues which we know are of great concern to our tenants. And the results, delivered by the young people, speak for themselves.”