"Recent events in Christchurch have been harrowing to see and our hearts go out to everyone in Canterbury.
"If there is one thing that the earthquake has reinforced, it’s our responsibility as adults, parents, teachers and mentors, to equip our young people with the tools to help them to be resilient; to face challenges with courage; to support others less fortunate and face the future with optimism.
"All FYD programmes set out to give young people these skills and we’re determined to ensure that young Cantabrians continue to have access to these programmes. The Canterbury Trust has recently been rebuilt, a new programme director appointed and its strategic plan reviewed to ensure that the needs of the community are being met in the most effective way.
"FYD’s Community Development Strategy (CDS) will be implemented in Christchurch which see our three school-based programmes sequenced so young people have support from the time they start primary school to the end of high school. The immediate areas of focus will be Hornby and Aranui where Project K is currently run. We intend to implement this as soon as possible, but the timeframe is going to be dependent on infrastructure."
FYD Chair, Dean Ellwood
| Stars schools
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|Akaroa Area School
Aranui High School
Hornby High School