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Statistical breakdown for 2017/2018

It's been a busy and an eventful year at Dost.

Our yearly statistics are in

and this is what we did in 2017/2018!

Summer Day Trips

During the Summer Holidays, the young people had the opportunity to go on a number of day trips to...

A water park

Cinema

Outdoor Swimming

Cable Cars

Ice-skating

Theatre

Trampolining 

As well as weekly football sessions at Decathlon's

open air roof football pitch!

Breadwinners!

Read all about Jamal's experience volunteering with Breadwinners and gaining work experience over the past 2 months...well done Jamal and all the other Dost boys who have recently completed the training and work experience.

As of September 2019, 12 boys from Dost have started and completed the Breadwinners Risers Programme and 3 of them have now been offered paid work with them.

 

Thanks to Breadwinners for

the opportunity!

Hay Bay Residential

For 5 days in August, 20 young people attended the Hay Bay Residential to a static house

boat in Essex.

Young people from Syria, Yemen, Somalia, Eritrea, Gambia, Ethiopia, Sudan and Libya took part.

The young people took part in High Ropes challenge, zip wire, giant swing and canoeing and also played football, volleyball, went on walks in the local area, cooked all their own meals and played pool/ table tennis and board games.

We had a BBQ and a party on our last evening and everyone worked well together and had a lot of fun.

Thanks to Fairplay House.

Wey Island Residential

The next Summer

Residential was to

Wey Island Trust 

for 3 daysi n August.

15 boys came on this trip, where we stayed in accommodation near Guildford and cooked,

played games, had camp fires and BBQ's, danced, cycled, went swimming at a water park and went canoeing on the river Wey next to our accommodation. 

 

The boys came from Congo, Vietnam, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Somalia, Syria, Sudan and Egypt.

It was great to be outside the City and just enjoy being in nature.

OSH Residential

Our last residential this summer, was to Our Second Home in Borehamwood. 

This involved 36 boys from Dost, taking part in a variety of activities, such as circus skills, drumming, art workshops, leadership sessions, Syrian cooking classes, sports, group games, Camp Fire, Movie night and climbing.

Another 14 young people from other Youth Projects were also there and all the young people mixed well withh each other and with staff/ volunteers and really developed meaningful relationships.

The 6 boys who had attended last year and who had trained as Leaders throughout the year, managed to put their skills into practice.