Digital Gum announces its first charity partner project – Against the Grain

Louize Clarke | September 5, 2017

Digital Gum is delighted to announce that as part of the six-week skills and employability training course that each cohort will work on a digital project to support a local charity. Our first charity project will be working with Against the Grain.

The Digital Gum students will receive a brief from their charity and then conduct a digital audit. Across the six weeks they will then work on ideas using the digital skills they learn and will pitch some campaign ideas and content to the charity in their final week.

Against the Grain is a social enterprise which gives NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training) young people at risk a unique opportunity to enhance their employability and build their confidence by contributing to a successful furniture upcycling business.

Young people join Against the Grain as trainees on an 18-month programme designed to provide them with skills in painting furniture, carpentry and upholstery.  As the enterprise grows the trainees will develop skills in sales and marketing guided by professionals.  At the end of 18 months, the trainees will be given access to further training or given assistance in securing permanent employment.

If you are a charity who would like the Digital Gum students to work on a project for you please get in touch.




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