Realize, Embrace, Achieve your Purpose (R.E.A.P. I)

The Realize, Embrace, and Achieve your Purpose (R.E.A.P.) I is an initiative of Young Women/Men of Purpose and was developed as a capacity building project geared towards the holistic development of youth at risk in the parish of Manchester. The first phase of R.E.A.P. was funded by the Commonwealth Youth Council and

Cuso International and was executed over an eight-month period, between March and November 2016. The project provided life skills training focusing on areas such as career development, sexual and reproductive health, communications and interpersonal skills, entrepreneurship, social graces and building the

self-esteem of 15 young women who were unemployed, not enrolled in school, victims of abuse (domestic violence, sexual and physical abuse) or experienced teenage pregnancy. Counselling and therapy was heavily endowed in the project, and upon completion, the organization received additional funding from Cuso

International to extend the project for one month to engage the participants in focused counselling and therapy sessions which were offered through Marie Sparkes, Pure Potential.

Objectives:

   

  1. To help youth-at-risk identify their purpose in life·   

   

2 To build the self-esteem and self-worth of young women using techniques

such as life coaching and motivational activities·     

 

3 To provide counselling and therapy to young women who have

encountered abuse or teenage pregnancy

    

4 To provide career guidance

5 To provide personal development training and support·   

   

6 To provide entrepreneurship training and support and

facilitate the conversion of business ideas into profitable businesses 

Project Activities:    

 

1 Eight-month capacity building in the areas of: career

development, sexual and reproductive health, communications and interpersonal

skills, entrepreneurship, social graces·  

    

2 Counselling, therapy and life coaching·     

 

3 Fun and educational field trip to Hope Zoo and Dress for

Success·      

4 Therapeutic and bonding activity at Pablo’s Farm·   

5 Recreational trip to YS Falls  

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