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Alternative Learning – evidence that it works

Here at Ohana we recently undertook an eighteen month study to evaluate the true benefits of alternative learning for young people who have disconnected from mainstream schools. The full 35-page report provides evidence that Ohana’s...

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National Volunteer Week

VOLUNTEERS – EVERYONE COUNTS! In such a busy world, it is often hard to find the time to get anything done, let alone find the time to add extra activities into your schedule. But...

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Own the Moment

A question many of the mentors ask me is ‘How do I know if I’ve made an impact on the young person I’ve been working with all term?’ One of the activities we do...

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Failing to Educate is a Form of Neglect

We want so much more for our young people. We want them to have a “voice”, and we want them to have “choice”. How powerless must a young person feel when they have to...

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Ohana Girls Create Their Own Art to Raise Money for Charity

Our Get Set for Work girls worked on an enterprise project where they came up with a unique way to raise money for a carefully selected Charity – The Lifehouse Project. The girls chose...

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The Value of Belonging

Dr. James Comer said, “No significant learning occurs without a significant relationship.” This statement by Comer has come to be a core value for me since working at Ohana. In a society that is...

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Success as a teen mum …a personal message

Being a mum at any stage in life can be challenging and when you are parenting as a teenager it brings with it a whole host of extra challenges that at times can be...

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Oasis Mentoring Program

‘One common factor in the lives of emotionally healthy, resilient, well adjusted individuals is the presence of a caring, nurturing adult while the individual is growing up’. The term ‘mentor’ is taken from Homer’s...

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M.O.B Program’s Inspirational Guest Speaker

The boys of the M.O.B program were lucky enough to witness an inspirational chap who attended our M.O.B session as a guest speaker recently and I wanted to share this with you. Dion lost...

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Mesh, Girls Youth Program

The Mesh Youth Program is a series of workshops specifically designed for young women to help them develop a greater confidence in themselves, for them to recognise what they want from life and how...

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