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Work / Activities / Programs and Events


Initially MCSAS-HEARTS OF LOVE focuses on providing the following services by bringing in MCSAS-HEARTS OF LOVEto conduct programs for parents, youth and families in the community. Our programs are designed to help children and young people who are involved or vulnerable to joining gangs due to peer pressure, involved in street fights, and gun and knife crime culture. We provide psychotherapy and counselling support, after school class and parental caring services to help the disadvantaged in the community. We invest man-power into real motivational skills, confidence building skills, job seeking tactic skills, interview skills for youth unemployed, ideas leading to new opportunities to enable them identify new interests to divert their current lifestyles into positive actions. Family and young people are recruited off the streets and in the community by volunteers, troubled parents’ referrals or personal approach. Our program includes 90 days Youth Transforming Support Program based on one day a week backed by telephone contact input to those involved.


Youth Leadership Development


MCSAS-Hearts of Love’s Youth Leadership Development is also made up of Family Preservation Component which from the very beginning MCSAS-YLD used, and still using to help young people to set up positive goals in school and in college. Our message was heard and activities were put in place to assist in this endeavour.  Today' s MCSAS-YLD aims at a more comprehensive approach in addressing the needs of young people aged 10-19;  with more emphasis placed on "family development and stabilization" due to the environment that has been allowed to develop around young people in Southwark and elsewhere in London.


More nurturing is needed, along with exposure and understanding to the larger society, and more activities to build up self reliance, development of greater sense of independence - leaders not followers, and a will to establish a better quality of life for the future. MCSAS-YLD activities and Summer Sessions include: homework assistance and tutoring, arts & crafts, recreation, cultural and spiritual sessions, case management sessions, computer literacy, and community service projects to reinforce being a part of a solution to a greater problem in our society.  


Family Preservation: Family Meetings and Counselling Sessions are conducted every 90 Days to assure that the goals for each youth is an agreed model that is shared both at MCSAS-Hearts of Love and at the home with parents and carers.  Activities that assist parents and carers in overcoming everyday hurdles or gaining knowledge about youth dilemmas or assisting them in dealing with individual youth personal issues are conducted during these sessions. Topics covered at each 90 Days Family Meetings and Counselling Sessions include:


  • Drug Addiction,
  • Anger Management,
  • Proper Nutritional Habits,
  • Obesity In Families,
  • Setting goals for each family member early in life.
  • Real motivational skills and anger management
  • Mentoring and befriending programs and events
  • Graffiti Arts on Canvas Shows and Multi-Cultural Events  
  • Physical and Mental Sport and Recreational Games
  • Music and Dance
  • Poems and Rap Music
  • Stage Acting and Comedy Entertainment shows
  • Vocational Training and Beautification Efforts and skills.
  • Motivational Talk Sessions on Health Education
  • Workshops on job readiness and employment skills
  • Celebrating achievements involving parents and community representatives
  • End of year International Celebration Event, Food and Clothes, Cultural and Language.


With these great tasks ahead of us, we hope to secure funding to enable provision of a calendar of weekly activities based in number of sites; to provide kit for children and young people to engage in activities, to provide tickets so that they can attend events and develop a dream. We work in partnership with other organizations which provides similar projects such as: community engagements through meetings and neighbourhood social activities; parenting skills development;   training and support, community environmental beautification efforts and skills.


Youth Rights and the Law


Your rights: We might be young but we still have rights. Many rights and laws that apply to adults are also relevant to us. There are also specific laws that protect and apply to us as young people.
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Your rights and the law: Answers to your questions about minimum age, your rights and the law.

Housing and homelessness: Options, advantages and disadvantages of different living situations and where to get help.

Discrimination: Your rights regardless of your age, gender, religion, disability or other differences.

Prove your age: Southwark's nationally recognised proof of age card.


Youth Discrimination:

Discrimination is never a nice thing to experience. Whether it's based on race, gender, age, disability or some other kind of difference it's not cool. And it's against the law.

UK Youth Parliament is run by young people to represent young people right across the UK. They work to help 11 to 18 year olds to create positive change in the UK and world.

Advice Guide: the Citizens Advice online service that provides independent advice on your rights. It includes information about what discrimination is, when it is and isn’t ok and what you can do about it.

Need2know  has information about rights, job law and some real-life stories from people with disabilities.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission website has an easy to navigate guide to the different types of discrimination and how to use your rights.


Young people and money

Money, money, money, it's not funny. It is useful though because no one likes to be skint and let's face it we all can be a little out of pocket at times.

However, there's loads of advice out there to help. And even better it's free. Well it better be. Who can afford it otherwise?

Manage your money: Tips on how to budget, bank accounts and other financial advice.

Benefits: Types of benefits, who qualifies and how to apply.

Travel: Free travel: who gets it and how much should it cost if you don't?


Mind and body:

Spots, pressure to look like one of those skinny Celebs, depression, puberty and all that comes with that, girlfriends, boyfriends, getting or not getting wasted... There's so much to deal with in our teenage years.


Body: We're talking about the skin you're in so treat it well and it'll treat you well.

Mind: As important to keep healthy as your body is.

Sexual health: Straight-talk on your first time, condoms, STIs, sex and the law.

Alcohol: Age limits apply… Even then there are things you need to know.

Drugs: They mess with you so find out all the facts.

Smoking: The legal purchasing age has just gone up and there's also the ban on smoking in public. Find out why…!


Youth Education (Learning & Careers):

Learn to earn, they say – and with good reason. Recent research says that good GCSEs get you an extra £2,000 a year when you start work.

And it doesn’t stop there. A good education, and continuing learning, can be the difference between a dead end job and a great career. So, it’s worth finding out how to make the most of your learning opportunities.

Learning: Tips, information, advice and support to get you through your GCSEs, A-levels
and beyond.

Careers: Starting from holiday work to landing your dream job, find out all you need to know.

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Youth Human Rights


Youth for Human Rights Education Package

The Youth for Human Rights Education Package, with its comprehensive Educator's Guide, The Story of Human Rights film, and other audiovisual aids and booklets, provides you with the means to effectively teach young people about human rights -what they are, why they are so important and how youth can help make human rights a reality everywhere.


What Are Your Human Rights?  

While some dictionaries define the word right as “a privilege,” when used in the context of “human rights,” we are talking about something more basic. Every person is entitled to certain fundamental rights, simply by the fact of being human. These are called “human rights,” rather than a privilege, which can be taken away at someone’s whim.  Every person is entitled to certain rights—simply by the fact that they are a human being.


Learn Your Human Rights