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Strong Support for Multi – Cultural Celebration and New Horizon Youth Centre

Positive multi-cultural experiences and young talent were promoted by the New Horizon Youth Centre at the Somers Town Festival of Cultures.

Supported by the attendance of many locals, the young performers were also visited by the Mayor of Camden, Barbara Hughes and Frank Dobson MP. The staff at the centre were praised for their work with the youth. The centre’s excellent facilities were not only enjoyed by the young; the entire local community made use of the facilities.

Dance, Music and Worthy Applause

The guests were treated to a variety of live performances. A number of young people took to the stage to perform a piece they had achieved with the help of Joe from “Tribal Tree”. Other acts included local rapper Novacaine performing a self-penned rap written especially about the New Horizon Centre and their work with disadvantaged young people.

Femi Quadri played the keyboards whilst singing a beautiful version of John Legend’s “Ordinary People”. The audience was clearly impressed by the talent on display and demonstrated this through rounds of applause. Mozam and Natalie were two of the performers whose hard work received several encores after a spectacularly choreographed dancing display.

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Training For a Better Skilled England

The Weekend Lifeskills projects are funded by the European Social Fund (ESF) and co-financed through Learning and Skills Council London Central (LSCLC). They contributed to the centre’s projects by producing six information boards, which detailed the work being carried out and were read with much interest.

The Weekend Lifeskills Project is a pioneering partnership between New Horizon Youth Centre and Camden ITeC. The aim is to provide specialised training to people who are unemployed and disaffected with learning. The centre’s strengths in expertise and experience are fundamental in helping the project offer high levels of support and structured vocational activities as well as a range of skills for life training in ESOL, ICT and social skills.

Angela Balakrishnan

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