Acting Regional Director & Trustee
With the Christchurch rebuild officially underway, the MOE restructure ratified, FYD Canterbury is getting stuck into supporting our nationally successful CDS (Community Development Strategy) sequenced within the Hornby community and building Resilience, Courage, Achievement, Care and Optimism within our young people.
"All FYD programmes are set out to give young people skills and we're determined to ensure that young Cantabrian's continue to have access to FYD programmes".
The Canterbury Trust is Governed by 5 Board members, a Regional Director, Programme Co-ordinator and 2 Kiwi Can Staff. Our wider reach includes Mentors involved in the Project K programme, ALL students across 3 Primary Schools (Kiwi Can) and a selection of students from Hornby High (Project K), the wider School Community and the Hornby/Christchurch Community in general.
"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
Hornby High School
Kiwi Can is a high energy life skills and values programme for 5 - 12 year olds.
Delivered in Hornby Primary, Gilberthorp School and Branston Intermediate is a whole School programme with all students attending a Kiwi Can lesson once a week, every week of the school year. Kiwi Can programmes and leaders promote a can do attitude, encourage children to take responsibility.
FYD Canterbury have an annual intake of 12 students from Hornby High School in our PK Programme. Incorporating a mind-blowing wilderness experience, community challenge and a 12 month programme of mentorship and goal setting. The programme builds self confidence, promotes health and education skills and supports students to set and achieve goals. Trained community mentors support the students throughout their 12 month journey.
If you are interested in becoming a mentor for our Project K programme please contact our Regional Director email@example.com