The Community of Homes project explores the creative pathways as a means of personal development, strengthening mental wellbeing, building positive relationships, and building self-esteem and confidence for the participants.
This project has been delivered yearly since 2017 to local schools including; St Mary's College, Ardnashee School and College, St Joseph's Boys School, and Lisneal College.
This project is funded by Together:Building a United Community, Uniting Communities through Sports and Creativity, Uniting Opportunities, and the Department for Communities.
This year for the first time, the Community of Homes Project was delivered in the Faughan and Waterside DEA’s as well as the Moor DEA.
Students from St Mary’s College, Ardnashee School and College, and St Joseph’s College attended the project in our youth space at the Diamond. They worked with artist Sinead Smyth to create a variety of art pieces on the themes of The Five Ways to Wellbeing and diversity. Pupils from St Mary’s and St Joseph’s also completed a level 2 OCN in prejudice and discrimination.
Our new Faughan group operated out of Eglinton Community Centre and saw 15 young people from across the DEA come together to learn about the Five Ways to Wellbeing and complete an OCN in prejudice and discrimination. This group worked with artist Sinead Crumlish and UV arts to create their art pieces.
All art pieces will be shown in a public exhibition in May 2022.