The success of Young Mums Will Achieve
Life, when you least expect it can throw you a curve-ball which can change put you on to a new path. This could be falling pregnant whilst still at school. The consequences of dealing with all the pressures of becoming pregnant and in turn becoming a young mother, your education and taking those vital GCSE’s is often the first to fall by the wayside.
This is why the Young Mums Will Achieve project is such an important service provided by Cornwall Council to help gain those vital qualifications. This award winning project aimed at pregnant and teenage mums aged 14 to 19 years. The group meets twice a week to provide support, guidance and learning in a relaxed non-school environment. The programme runs for a whole academic year. Childcare is provided by Fit & Fun Kids and is fully funded as part of the provision on offer. Transport is also funded and provided for the programme by Cornwall Council at various locations throughout Cornwall. More information can be found HERE
This week I had the great pleasure to award certificates to over sixty young mums who had completed the course and had gained those vital educational qualifications; when it could have been so easy not to.
The different YMWA groups gave presentations on their experiences of the project, and how it had helped them achieve those qualifications. It was good to hear the young mums talk about how many of them have been accepted to do college courses. They were -and rightly so – very proud of their achievements.
It just shows projects like YMWA really work, and without these projects, most if not all would have not gained those qualifications that are so needed to get a job, attend college or university. to round the event off, all the babies and children either got a rubber duck, or bubbles.