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Creating New Leaders and Supporting Vulnerable Children and Young People

QIC: Quality Interactions and Creativity CIC

London, United Kingdom
QIC: Quality Interactions and Creativity is a community interest company (CIC) that trains young people and young adults (16 -30) from diverse backgrounds to develop skills in our unique blend of creative and solution focused thinking, arts, adaptability, responsiveness, emotional and philosophical learning and facilitation; this is delivered as a bespoke programme, based on the learners needs.
Introduction

What is QIC: Quality Interactions and Creativity CIC?

“"We work with your most at risk groups, raise their self-esteem and create positive, empowered children and young people"”

Talmud Bah Cert Ed FRSA MInstLM, Founder and Chief Executive Director

Inclusive Education, Mentoring and Support Programme: Exclusion Reduction Specialists.

For Families, Primary, Secondary, FE, Alternative Provisions, PRU's and Children's and Young People's Services.

 Our Vision 

“Our vision is to inspire and enhance the quality of interaction of vulnerable children and young people in primary and secondary schools in Lewisham and South-East London personally, socially and emotionally, through creative education. To enable them to develop, empathy, communication and interactive skills, remove their barriers to learning and foster collaboration and problem solving by using creativity, our diverse experience and skill set, our unique perspective and insight; in this spirit to develop positive role models, leaders and facilitators, creating paid work opportunities for young people and adults". 

 

Our Mission  

"Through our unique insight into human behaviour, a diverse range of experience, skills and a responsive approach, our mission is to facilitate and support the interpersonal, communicative, empathetic learning development and interactive skills of children, young people and young adults in Lewisham and South-East London. To enhance and improve the quality of their daily interactions in both their home and school lives; to create future young leaders to fulfil this mission." 

 Our Values 

• To enhance the quality of interactions of at risk children and young people in primary and secondary schools through creative education, in order to help them overcome their social and emotional barriers to learning 

• To develop and facilitate their creative, collaborative, interactive and communicative skills, in response to their needs and aspirations 

• To use our diverse range of experience and skills to train new leaders and facilitators, so they can meet the needs of a diverse range of children and young people 

• To work with and support vulnerable children to develop empathy, understanding and equality 

What is QIC? 

QIC: Quality Interactions and Creativity programme 

Quality Interactions and Creativity (QIC) is a community interest company (CIC) that trains young people and young adults (16 -30) from diverse backgrounds and experiences to develop and acquire unique skills of creative and solution focused thinking, coaching, teaching and facilitation; to run sessions for vulnerable children and young people in primary and secondary schools (key stage 1 - 5),PRU's, alternative provisions and FE; in order to inspire, support and enable them, to realize their own capacity for greatness, develop emotional resilience and reengage with learning. This provision guarantees access to those most in need, reduces exclusions and provides positive role models and mentors, whilst creating work opportunities for young people and adults. 


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5 - 18
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2017
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QIC is impactful and innovative because of the pedagogical approach. The QIC process is a unique blend of creative education, arts, teaching, coaching, facilitation and wellbeing, aimed at establishing self - value, optimistic perspectives, equality and understanding what makes a context conducive to learning. Through interaction, communication and self - awareness training, which is aimed at breaking down stereotypes, building relationships and establishing trust, the young people and young adults are provided with the space to challenge their perspectives on life and explore how they see themselves; Having gone through this process, they are best suited to facilitate this process for others.
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Preparation
Identify young people and young adults with a passion for working with children and young people... Then offer them support, training and guidance...
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Engagement, training and delivery
Build relationship with the institution; understand where and they need support; offer a bespoke package based on this need.
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