|Active8 Putney Update|
Local charity optimistic for progress in the near future.
Active8's pilot programme in Putney has had a rough start but the charity is now making changes and its volunteers are very optimistic about getting on track with 20 inactive kids in Putney.
Changes to the Original Structure
Active8 have made two important changes to the original project structure.
To accelerate the identification of 20 inactive kids to support, Catalina and Giuseppe from Maloca will use their existing contacts in local schools rather than rely on others to refer students.
The local charity have also specified that the fee for the programme covers working with 20 inactive kids rather than “per programme”. This will give much more flexibility on how quickly they can start and also ties payments to results more clearly.
Zena Howard is a marketing and PR consultant and Putney resident who has contributed her time and experience to propose fundraising and communications suggestions for the expansion of Active8.
Tanya Roche is an award winning photographer who has begun to support us in visual communications – in particular supporting Sam Vines.
Link to Big Dance 2012
Through the connections we created with Elliott School and Wandsworth, Maloca have begun regularly engaging young people in Latin American fitness. There are now weekly classes at Elliott School open to everyone. They have also begun working with special needs kids at Geenmead School in Putney. Greenmead is a potential source of kids for Active8 as well. Both of these accomplishments are wider impacts of the Active8 programme.
The clear next step and highest priority is to confirm 20 inactive kids on the programme!
April 3, 2012