Praxis Europe (PE) is a community training organization, who is passionate about improving lives of disadvantaged people in Birmingham, especially young people (YP), BME women and unemployed adults living in Birmingham. Our work has led to us being awarded VET Mobility Charter in the UK, one of only 6 organizations.
We promote and actively engage local clients through the use of sports, fitness, health living, culture and creativity that then leads them to education and skills development and employment. Our motto is “Ideas into Action”.
Our vision is to support, train and teach marginalized and disadvantaged groups to find their voice, to be healthy, to learn and develop new skills that will help them to become positive contributors to society. We seek to expand peoples horizons through a positive active action led dialogue that leads to their re-engagement with mainstream options (education, training and employment). This is of particular importance to our disadvantaged client groups many with challenging needs and at risk of not achieving their full potential.
PE is an experienced European project developer and promoter, having managed a significant number of EU projects. Our work shows our commitment to meeting the needs of our community, whilst providing a high quality service that meets local, national and European priorities in full compliance of program and financial regulations.
We work with all the local community to improve the life chances and to develop services that meet their needs. Ultimately it’s about engaging hard to reach ghettoized communities (White, BME and Eastern European from Birmingham) and improving their educational levels and employment prospects. This includes people with disabilities who we support by ensuring that they are integrated into mainstream learning and training options. We also are active in promoting family and intercultural learning opportunities.
Our services are presented in an open and transparent manner to ensure these groups are not alienated further. We hope by educating our local communities that we will address the levels of deprivation that they face and ensure that they can equip themselves to move out of poverty. We see the use of innovative adult learning as a process that can improve lives and give our clients hope to move away from social welfare.
PE has become a pioneering local community organization that has provided learning, training and work placement opportunities to disadvantaged groups and trainers working with them. This approach raises motivation, aspirations, confidence, citizenship and self-esteem improves skills of our clients as well as the training provision used by partners. As our result of our work we have been supported by South and City College Birmingham (SCCB) to set up on-site training facilities that engages and supports young people at risk of dropping out of education, adults who are new to formal learning and their families. As well as equipping staff with new training and support methodologies.