Thursday 14 March 2013, 16:25
BBC Children in Need's virtual UK tour continues with a journey to the county of Norfolk, to take a closer look at two of the projects that we support. In fact, a total of £66,516 will be distributed to projects in Norfolk in this first 'grant round' of 2013.
One project currently supported by BBC Children in Need grant is Respect 4 Us, which shows young people with a history of failure in school that learning can be fun and helps develop team working and social skills, while supporting them with their school work.Respect 4 Us teaches young people the value of teamwork and how to gain self-confidence.
One young person who has benefitted is Dominic, who couldn’t settle at school and found he couldn’t explain his issues. He was recently diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and attends Respect 4 Us to help him control his anger and to socialise.
A project receiving a grant this round is Norwich International Youth Project, who have been awarded a three year grant to develop young people’s life skills and development of the English language.
David Ramsden, Chief Executive of BBC Children in Need says "We are delighted that we have been able to help projects like Norwich International Youth Project and Respect 4 Us. These grants are made possible by our incredible supporters, and everyone should feel proud about the part they have played in raising this money, it really is going make a huge difference to the lives of disadvantaged children and young people across the UK.”