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Awards

SQA Accreditation

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FARE has been successful in becoming an official SQA (Scottish Qualifications Authority) accredited center.

This allows us to deliver, asses and verify  SVQ Level 2 Awards in Youth Work to secondary school pupils and also means we are able to assess our Modern Apprentices’ Level 3 Awards in-house.

 

Royal Visit

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Following on from FARE’s achievement of being the first organisation in Scotland outwith local authority and uniformed groups to be accredited with Duke of Edinburgh’s Award licensing authority, in November we had a visit from HRH Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex to officially unveil our license.

The Prince had a look round our building and spoke to several of FARE’s staff, apprentices and service users, even sharing a joke or two with our very excited adult group.

The Prince had a look round our building and spoke to several of FARE’s staff, apprentices and service users, even sharing a joke or two with our very excited adult group.

 

Lifetime Achievement

In March Bob and Annette Holman, two people who have been invaluable to FARE over the years, were very deserving recognised with a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Scottish Association of Social Workers.

Some of the staff who have worked closely with the couple over the years traveled to Edinburgh to attend the ceremony.

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Bob was instrumental in starting FARE and along with his wife Annette they have continued to make a lasting impact on the organisation and the communities we work in.

Even now they still send in donations that they have managed to obtain by making sure they let everyone know about the work that FARE do.

Bob and Annette have dedicated their lives to helping others and without them, FARE would not be the organisation that it is today.

 

Kevin Martin

kevin-martinKevin Martin, youth worker within FARE, won the ‘Unsung Hero’ award.

When he was 14 Kevin was kicked out of school and became involved in gang violence. At 15 he was jailed for being caught in possession of a machete and a kitchen knife, but since becoming involved with FARE he has managed to turn his life around.

Kevin has been working for FARE for 3 years now, first completing an apprenticeship in youth work and gaining an SVQ level 3, before moving on to complete a HNC in working with communities.

Kevin is now a student at the University of Glasgow where he is about to enter the final year of study to achieve a degree in Community Development. His progress over the years has been fantastic and we are proud to have him as a member of our team helping to deliver our services.

 

David Weir

Paul Rankin from Luma IT presents David with his award.

Paul Rankin from Luma IT presents David with his award.

David won an award in the volunteer category at the Scottish sports future awards ceremony.

David was also nominated for an Evening Times Community Champion Award along with fellow FARE volunteer Darryl Bell in recognition of the hard work they do and the impact they make on the community.

Both were shortlisted and attended the celebratory awards ceremony along with some of the FARE staff to thank them for the time and effort they dedicate to the organisation.

Well done, boys!


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