SKILLZING CIC was set up at the tail end of 2020 to support vulnerable people experiencing personal challenges that negatively affect their individual growth, social and work life.
These challenges include personal safety concerns, school and workplace bullying, mental ill-health and fitness and nutrition leading to poor physical wellbeing.
Skillzing CIC provide both face-to-face and online educational training solutions to empower individuals with a core set of life skills to overcome these challenges.
All of the courses have been delivered extensively to diverse and wide audiences both in their pilot phase and through community projects over the last few years.
I think most people would agree covid-19 has taken an horrific toll on people's mental and physical health, life and working conditions.
Skillzing CIC has been fuelled by either personal experience or national statistics that through the pandemic have unfortunately got worse. The statistics below are pre-pandemic facts as we will not know the extent of growth in these statistics for at least another 12 months, however every Police force and specialist charity has recognised the numbers are currently spiking.
1 in 4 women experience some form of domestic violence, a female will on average be assaulted 37 times before she reports it and 2 women a week die from domestic violence. Off course this important subject is currently all over the news in light of the tragic deaths of Sarah Everard and Sabina Neesa.
1 in 5 young people experience bullying and workplace bullying has increased by 15% over the last three years.
Mental ill-health is widely recognised as a national concern with mental health charities being overwhelmed with requests for support.
Historically these huge social issues are dealt with through Government legislation and legal frameworks that are often supported by charities up and down the country who provide awareness and emotional support for victims.
The solution is to empower individuals with the right life skills through education.
Skillzing is a Community Interest Company (CIC) set up to do exactly this.
The Safe People Project
As a community project, Skillzing are keen to share a number of educational learning experiences to people of all ages, genders, cultures and physical abilities.
The Safe People Project will be run via community groups, charities and companies. Individuals will be able to access the content of the courses both face to face and via an online platform.
The main courses delivered within the project are:
Women's personal safety
Life Skills personal safety - Anti-Bullying
Inspired to Achieve - Mental Health
Within the project Skillzing will be training volunteers to become course instructors so a sustainability can be maintained.
Funding is required to provide FREE course access to identified vulnerable people, develop a train the trainer programme so we can establish a team of instructors and provide professional support for online users who wish to access the courses.