India is changing
“The illiterate of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write. The illiterate will be those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn”
The Facework project began in the UK in 2016 when Social Entreprenuer Stephen Carrick-Davies worked with young people who were excluded from main stream school. Supported by an advisory group, funding from Nominet Trust and support from OCR Stephen worked for over 2 years with these young people to help them in their transition from education to employment and co-design the Facework programme.
In 2017 Stephen returned to India and Nepal (where he had been born and grew up) and started supporting education and employment initiatives. This work culminated in autumn 2019 when Stephen worked with Indian social entrepreneurs and trainers to see how the Facework methodology and resources could be adapted and localised for the Indian context. In total 200 young people in West Bengal, Delhi, Odessa, Nagaland, and Sikkim contributed to the design of this resource. You can read about this indepth qualitiative research work here.
What is Facework ?
““The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reins. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely. The rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.” ”
Click here to download a short leaflet giving an overview of Facework