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New World Foundation in cooperation with the Greater Retreat Youth Forum (GRYF), the Department of Community and Safety and other stakeholders, conducted a survey amongst youth in Lavender Hill and surrounding areas in 2010. The survey showed that Lavender Hill has substantial problems with youth dropping out of school, because the youth are unable to meet the requirements of the curriculum of the high schools. One of the reasons is that some of them battle with problems regarding literacy and numeracy.
The most significant results of the survey were:
New World Foundation offers alternatives in the form of training programmes, advice and facilities, which can be utilized by youth and youth groups. NWF is cooperating in this regard with the Greater Retreat Youth Forum, which NWF helped to establish. Apart from afternoon programmes (such as the Aftercare programme and the Boys Club and Girls Club) and various training programmes, NWF offers in partnership with other groups recreational programmes in the late afternoon and evening. Youth groups are utilizing the facilities during this time for dance, drama, fitness, etc.