Think Project – Project ended
The Think Project has received funding of £169,616 over 3 years from the Big Lottery Innovation Fund. The need for the Think Project has been identified out of EYST’s work supporting the victims of racism, and our growing sense of a need for a practical response to work with the most vulnerable young people in challenging some of their negative views around asylum, immigration and so on.
The Think Project is an innovative concept which aims to test and develop new ways of working with the most disengaged young white people in Wales in order to respond to the challenges posed by the growing presence and legitimacy of the far-right in the UK and Europe, and the growing normalisation of racist rhetoric, attitudes and behaviour at the local and national level.
The project seeks to equip young people with the knowledge, understanding and experiences to refute and challenge racist myths, as well as to hear and address young people’s real and perceived grievances. In doing so, the project seeks to strengthen and empower disadvantaged young people in Wales to become more confident in their own identities, more sure of their own belonging, and more resilient to extremist ideologies (ideologies which incite or legitimize violence to specific groups).
The programme content and curriculum has been devised and written by Chris Mort, and is delivered by Chris and Nicky Nijjer.
The project is being externally evaluated by i-works research, and a baseline evaluation report has been completed and disseminated to project partners.
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EYST launch their Think Project Report at the House of Commons
Ethnic Youth Support Team held a successful launch of their Think Project Report at the House of Commons on Tuesday 18th March 2014. Written by Professor Ted Cantle and Professor Paul Thomas, the report highlights the potential of the Think Project to be taken further to challenge the growing problem of Far Right Extremism.
The Think Project is an innovative project challenging racism and far right extremism in vulnerable young people which has been funded by the Big Lottery Innovation Fund. It follows a successful pilot project funded by the Welsh Government Community Cohesion Fund.
The event on Tuesday was sponsored by Lyn Brown MP, the Shadow Communities Secretary, and was attended by over 50 delegates, including Owen Smith, the Shadow Secretary of State for Wales, and Geraint Davies MP for Swansea West.
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