A Huddersfield based charity, is helping young people find their way in life by providing a creative hub and work opportunities.
Yorkshire charity, Global Diversity and Positive Action is focused on supporting the most disadvantaged and vulnerable members of society. The charity runs a creative hub in the heart of Huddersfield Town Centre, which consists of a music studio, cafe and office and meeting room space for businesses.
The aim of the creative hub is to provide support, guidance, functional and employability skills for young people who are NEETs (not in education employment or training).
The charity is founded by Sharon Jandu, who is a serving West Yorkshire Magistrate and a Director of the Yorkshire Asian Business Association.
Sharon told Asian Sunday: “Our main mission is to empower people to break the cycle of re-offending.
“We have an outreach team managed by Satvir Meen and led by Dominic Mills where they engage with the youths.
The GDPA Creative Hub also comprises of a cafe managed by chef Curtis Young. The aim of the cafe is to provide an inviting and friendly space for people to come in and use the facilities as well as drop in for a chat. All funds generated are used to support those most vulnerable and to sustain the work of the GDPA charity.
The cafe serves allday breakfast, hot and cold drinks, a range of cakes and has a plethora of options for those who are vegan and those who are celiac.
Our Editor caught up with Curtis Young to get a flavour of the services on offer.
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