Our vision is to engage with young people not in employment, education or training (NEETS) before they embark on a world of crime.
About Global Diversity Positive Action
Founded by Satvir Meen and Dominic Mills Global Diversity Positive Action is a dynamic positive mechanism that will empower young people to break the cycle of reoffending. Our vision is to engage with young people not in employment, education or training (NEETS) before they embark on a world of crime.
Our philosophy at GDPA is to intervene at an early stage and help the individual to make lasting life changes. Over the last year the organisation has worked with corporate organisations, public sector to support hundreds of Individuals who have completed our programme and have entered into employment or gone onto further education, or an apprenticeship.
This philosophy strives to look at the underlying issues that young people have to contend with and works at changing the individual mind-set through positive thought and with the newly proposed partnership with Microsoft can only result in an increase in positive destinations for the NEET community
We are living through challenging times in an era where unemployment rates are rising. It is getting harder to find a job that can be sustained. Our crime rates are rising and the number of young people offending and reoffending has increased.
GDPA is a registered charity committed to empowering, rehabilitating and supporting the community. Our aim is to reach out to disadvantaged young people not in employment, education or training – as well as young offenders – to find their way in life by creating employment opportunities, promoting social responsibility and developing a culture of lifelong learning.
We want to find people’s spark. We aim to help people develop a positive outlook and mindset, to help them find the tools they need to make changes and choices. We work with key partners such as the Youth Offending Team, Children’s services other public sector organisations and we have an extensive outreach team which links in with the community.
At our premises in the centre of Huddersfield we have a community coffee shop and a fantastic meeting space .We run workshops on employability, positive thinking and digital courses including Adobe, Coding, Testing and Microsoft Office.
We have rooms and space available for hire please click here for details
We have also launched the GDPA Business Hub where a start-up or small business can enjoy a membership package please click here for further details
Our most recent project has been the construction of a music and production studio, where we are running creative workshops including music production, graffiti art, photography, poetry and creative writing, we could not have done this without the support of Heidi Thompson and her team at Kirklees Neighbour Housing and the team at Kirklees College.
Our community coffee shop was designed and built by Paddy Stanley Head of the Mitie Foundation, his support, enthusiasm and guidance has been phenomenal, Paddy secured the support of suppliers including Neil from Gather and Gather, Alan Evans from Mitie Foundation, Steve from Broderick’s, Steve from IFSE to name but a few.