About FAS DYS Community Employment Project
The FAS CE project employs 15 participants and offers the the chance to improve their skills through work experience and training to assist them in finding employment. Progression into employment or education has averaged 33% over the past 5 years.
This initiative allows us to place youth support workers in various youth clubs/projects affiliated to us through the county. Their work supports the work of local volunteers and has improved the provision of services and support to young people through sports, homework clubs, drop-in/information centers in different towns and villages. The participants assist with summer programmes, Count Games and Variety Finals. Some of the participants work in Donegal Youth Service offices supplying essential administration and information to these youth clubs/projects, assisting in the youth information centre or working face to face with young people in the 'Daybreak' programme.
Participants undertake various Accredited and Certified Training programmes including: Youth Leader Training, Child Protection Training, First Aid, Accounts Diploma, Computer courses, Childcare, TEFL, and counseling courses.