Teaching and Learning

Tip Top Project

The Tip Top project, funded by GwirVol recruited 10 new young volunteers who had experienced homelessness to train them to become Peer Educators and Ambassadors for the organisation.

Due to a gap in leaving home education  and homelessness awareness Tip Top was delivered in Bridgend and Neath Port Talbot. Shelter Cymru worked in partnership with Yellow Wales in Bridgend and Dewis Housing in Neath Port Talbot to recruit and train the new volunteers to become Peer Educators and deliver sessions around the issues of homelessness to their peers at schools, college groups, pupil referral units and youth projects.

The Peer Educators took ownership of the project from the  onset and developed lesson plans, activities and discussion topics as well as developing their own digital stories as part of the awareness delivery. Four new digital stories were developed based on their personal experiences of homelessness to share with their peers. From 1st April 2014 these Digital stories will be available in the resources section of the website for you to view and share with other young people to raise awareness of homelessness across Wales.

Six of the Peer Educators completed a level 2 Agored Cymru Award in ‘Volunteering and Community Participation’  3 of these went on to complete the Induction in ‘Stepping Stones to Youth work’. Ospreys players Sam Bevington and Lloyd Peers presented certificates to the Peer Educators at the Peer Education celebration event in March 2014.

To view photos from the training, session delivery and celebration event go to the Gallery

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