Aksa Homes keeps youngsters busy during school holidays
Published by Peter Bird for New Charter Housing Trust Group in Communities and also in Housing
Aksa Homes youngsters collecting for Macmillan Cancer
Aksa Homes has put together an activity programme over the school summer holidays targeted at young people in the Oldham area that may result in some of them being recruited to sit on Aksa’s youth panel.
It is a known fact that school holidays can lead to boredom so by initiating this project it could not only be beneficial to the youngsters but also to their parents as their sons and daughters are engaged in a variety of activities.
Mushtaq Khan, Director at AKSA Homes said: “It is very important to us as a Housing Association to get to the heart of the young people. The school holidays can leave youngsters with time on their hands so we thought by developing this project we could engage and integrate with tenants in our local community.”
Mushtaq adds: “The feedback from the local youngsters is vitally important to us so we shall be inviting those who are keen to get further involved to join our youth panel.”
Activity is taking place for 2 weeks during August and September and commenced with bag packing at Sainsbury’s in Oldham in support of the Macmillan Cancer charity. Other activities will be taking place at the Robin Hill Youth Centre (Coldhurst), the OBA Millennium Centre.
There will also be a community street play scheme aiming at promoting and encouraging a return to street play through resident-led safe streets where car access is restricted and residents take turns to ‘steward’
As well as staff from Aksa Homes, Oldham Play and Action Group and Sports Development workers at OBA Millennium Centre will be on hand to assist in the hectic activity.