A Transformative Life Skills, Education and Job Activation Programme for Young People

Welcome to foundation 4 life

WHAT IS FOUNDATION 4 LIFE?

Foundation 4 Life  is a transformative, life skills, and job activation programme for young people aged between 18-25 years of age who are currently not engaged in employment, education, or training in Co Mayo.  F4L was developed by South West Mayo Development Company  under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme  in partnership with the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force.  

course modules

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Career Development
  • Online Skills development
  • Communications
  • Health and Safety
  • Work Placement
  • Driver Readiness
  • Coping Skills

JOB SKILLS

  • Customer Services
  • HAACP Training
  • Manual Handling
  • CV and Interview Preparation
  • One-week Work Placement

LIFE SKILLS

  • Cookery
  • Driver Theory Test
  • First Aid Training
  • Sleep Hygiene Workshop
  • Sexual Health Workshop
  • Drug Awareness Workshop
  • Rights and Entitlements

INTER-PERSONAL

  • Leadership 
  • Communication
  • Team-building
  • Problem-solving
RETENTION RATE
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With a retention rate of 95%, F4L has demonstrated its capacity to engage meaningfully with young people aged 18-25 years of age who are not in education, training or employment. 

Progression
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A combined analysis of outcomes from 2017 – 2019 indicates that 70% of participants progressed onto either employment, education or training. 

AWARDS
& ACHIEVEMENTS

F4L was showcased at the HSE’s Health Service Excellence Award (Category: Innovation in Service Delivery). Additionally, it was the inaugural winner of the Social Innovation Fund’s (SIF) Innovators Circle and was selected for SIF’s Engage and Educate Fund Accelerator Programme.

F4L IMPACT

SKILLS DEVELOPMENT

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in wellbeing reported across the scale’s 14 measures 

IN THEIR OWN WORDS

Testimonials from attendees who completed the courses