Yesterday, WNF member’s E.G Lewis Group presented School of Hard Knocks Cymru with a kit drop at Aberavon RFC’s Talbot Ground.
The kit included active, sports and work wear donated by employees. The delivery began with delivery to unemployed adults and it remains at the core of their work today. They are passionate about achieving their mission of empowering people to fully realize their potential and deliver life-changing eight-week programmes to adults in challenging circumstances.
All courses use lessons out on the pitch or in the gym, alongside classroom-based activities. SoHK main beneficiaries are unemployed adults, in which they deliver life and employability skills such as goal-setting, anger and fear management, CV-writing and interview preparation. This structure comes together with the ultimate aim of enabling participants to find employment and realise their potential.
SoHK utilise sport to tackle issues surrounding unemployment, crime and health whilst they improve physical & mental health, self-esteem and self-confidence of participants – with them supporting adults in the Neath & Port Talbot region to regain employment using rugby and personal development techniques.
E.G. Lewis Group first encountered SoHK back in November 2018 when we visited their eight-week programme situated at Sardis Road – home to Pontypridd RFC, in order to conduct mock interviews for participants on the employability course.
Liam Mackay, Adult course facilitator of School of Hard Knocks Cymru had this to say about E.G. Lewis Group’s donation via the kit drop:
“Myself and the rest of the team at SoHK Cymru would like to highlight our appreciation for the support provided by all at E.G. Lewis Group, in supplying the participants of the Neath & Port Talbot programme with the donated kit items”.
Did you know that SoHK assist over 40% participants into full-time work within three months of the programme beginning, whilst 69% of those sustain that position within employment.
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