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Engagement Gateway Building skills project mid-way report

By 12th December 2013July 8th, 2015Programmes

Since April 2013, Down to Earth has been providing an Engagement Gateway funded ‘Building Skills’ Project. This is  based around sustainable construction methods. So far we’ve worked with 9 different ‘hard to reach’ groups totalling 67 participants. Each programme has run for 4-8 weeks, and is designed to help participants gain knowledge and experience of working in a construction environment. Participants have engaged in a variety of sustainable building projects, but focused mainly on wood and cob (traditional earth building); they’ve received training in, and used, a wide range of power and hand tools. As a result of participating in the programme the participants have gained an understanding of alternative building methods and have shown a genuine interest in construction work. to read the full report, click here

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