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Foundation 4 Life (F4L) is an innovative tailored education, life skills, and job activation programme for young people between the ages of 18 and 25 who are neither in employment, education, nor training (NEETs). F4L supports young people with a step by-step, staged educational approach incorporating a range of innovative, accredited and unaccredited learning modules designed to meet diverse learning needs. The programme content is complemented by 'wrap-around' supports, including intensive individual mentoring, supportive goal setting, and follow-up sessions upon completion of the course. Access to learning is enabled through robust supports, including contributions to childcare and travel and the provision of nutritious meals.

F4L was conceived by South West Mayo Development Company CLG (SWMDC) under the Social Inclusion and Community Activation Programme (SICAP) in partnership with the Western Region Drug and Alcohol Task Force (WRDATF).

The programme runs for 14 weeks, 2 days a week (Tuesday & Wednesday) from 9:30am-4:00pm in Lough Lannagh Holiday Village.

Participants receive a wide range of industry certified and unaccredited training, complemented by team-building activities and supportive one-to-one mentoring. As an enticement to join and remain on F4L (minimum of 80% attendance), participants can avail of €250 towards driving lessons once they successfully pass their driving theory test.

A guide to the programme is available here.  A review report is available here.

For more information please contact programme coordinators Catherine McCloskey 087 124 7771 and Pat Conway 087 740 0011




South West Mayo Development Company, Main Company Office, Georges Street, Newport, Co. Mayo, (F28 X329) Ireland.
T: +353 (0) 98 41950  F: +353 (0) 98 41952  E: info@southmayo.com

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