Govanhill Roma Youth Team's Story

Generation CashBack supports Community Renewal’s programme of youth work which engages young people from across Govanhill but has a particular presence within young people from the local Roma community.

Community Renewal girls in action

Generation CashBack supports Community Renewal’s programme of youth work which engages young people from across Govanhill but has a particular presence within young people from the local Roma community. Guidance from a Generation CashBack Local Development Officer supported the young people to form ‘Govanhill Roma Youth Team’ and to develop and conduct a community consultation. The team spoke to forty-six other young people from across Govanhill, about what needed to change, what opportunities and activities they would like to see, and what stops them from participating in activities.

I think it’s good to have this space, it’s a safe space. You get to enjoy yourself, not stand out on the streets, because it gets really cold. There are girls getting into trouble here with boys… because it’s dark now. So, less girls in the streets means less chance of those things happening. There are a lot of sexual assaults happening in Govanhill, we are safer here. Vanessa

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