Tabula Rasa gets crowdfunding help for Norwood workshops

Tabula Rasa logo ying yangTabula Rasa, the youth workshops group in South Norwood founded last year by young Croydon residents and initially funded entirely from their own pockets, has joined forces with Vinspired to try to improve the range of courses and advice on offer to local teenagers.

Vinspired is a national charity providing opportunities for young people.

This week they have launched a website called Igniter, a platform for young people to “crowdfund” their own projects for social good.

Tabula Rasa has been selected as one of the projects to be part of this pilot and is seeking support – as little as £1 – to go towards improving the workshops on offer.

Tabula Rasa workshops on offer each Thursday evening at the Samuel Coleridge Taylor Centre on Selhurst Road since last May have included:

  • Clothes – designing, creating, printing
  • Hairdressing, Make-up and Modelling
  • Music and Production- song-writing, composing, vocals, music laws
  • Art and Design
  • Photography and Filming
  • Using IT
  • Sports, leisure and other activities

“The project will help young people learn new skills or expand on those they already have, which can then be submitted on to their CV,” Natalie Ajibade, Tabula Rasa’s founder and volunteer project manager, told Inside Croydon when we reported on the scheme’s launch last year.

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1 Response to Tabula Rasa gets crowdfunding help for Norwood workshops

  1. Wonderful stuff, warms the cockles of my heart to see these young people doing this. I wish them every success in their enterprise.

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