Cardiff Positive Street Project is a Home-Office funded project aimed at increasing the understanding, confidence and resilience of young Muslims living in Cardiff to religious extremism. The methodology used is open dialogue based group work supported by one-to-one work, delivered by credible and informed youth workers, working in partnership with wider partners including Police, Youth Services, Schools & Colleges. This is the project’s second year, and builds on our previous experience of working with this client group in Cardiff and a similar project – the Positive Street Project – delivered in Swansea previously.
Led by Gareth and Jaffrin, the project offers weekly group workshops, as well as in-school workshops for both males and females, to give young people a safe space for discussion together with credible information to increase understanding on a range of topics including Islam, Syria, ISIS, Online Safety, Racism, Global Politics and Personal Identity. One to one support is also available for young people.
We link closely to Youth Services, Schools, Colleges, and community safety agencies including the Police, Youth Offending Services, as well as mosques and community groups in Cardiff. The project works with young people aged 11 to 25.