Falco has teamed up with the Custom House Canning Town Community Renewal Project (CHCTCRP) as part of its new community outreach initiatives. We are is keen to invest in our local community and specifically with youth programmes, making the partnership with CHCTCRP a perfect fit.
CHCTCRP, which is located in the old St Luke’s Church just minutes round the corner from Falco’s base in Custom House, is a charity working to develop and manage self-sustaining local groups and a range of activities and enterprises for the benefit of the local people. One of their most successful initiatives is the Skillshop, their construction training project, which has worked with year 10 and 11 students in the past.
As part of the CHCTCRP’s youth club, run by Malachi Bakas, Falco will be working to enhance the Skillshop and providing future training to individuals who may be looking at a career in the construction industry, as well as the insight and education around what those careers may include.
This initiative will be taking place with Newham Council’s support of basic training. Councillor for Custom House Sarah Ruiz, who is also Chair of the CHCTCRP commented: “We are delighted to be starting a new relationship with Falco – our Skillshop project was a huge success, and we are keen to restart this, especially at a time when our young people have been so affected by the pandemic. This initiative will give hope to some of our most marginalised young people.”
Alan Seyfi, Support Service Director at Falco Construction, says: “We are thrilled to be teaming up with Custom House Canning Town Community Renewal Project. The work they do for both the youth and the wider community is really inspiring and, it being so local is great as we at Falco feel very passionately about helping develop this community. Our change to an Employee Owned structure and investment in training for the next generation is proof of how we want to continue individuals development as well as bolster the construction industry as a whole.”