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Oasis Youth

The Oasis Youth Project was estabilished in July 2010 in response to an identified need of support for ethnic young people from new communities to access youth provision within the Craigavon area. Having received funding from BBC Children in Need.

The project provides an opportunity for youth people from different communities and cultures to interact  in shared projects such as art, drama, creative mediums,  and personal development opportunities. The group works in co-operation with local youth clubs and the SELB.

The Project has been been granted the prestigious London 2012 Inspire Mark, the badge of the London 2012 Inspire programme, which recognises expectional and innovative projects inspired by the 2012 Games. 


Aims and Objectives

  •  Build confidence and self esteem  
  •  Increase health and well-being
  •  Increase independence and empower young people to make 'age appropriate' decisions
  •  Promote a sense of belonging
  •  Acknowledge children's and young people's rights to be accepted as fully included  citizens in society
  •  Develop greater understanding of cultural diversity among indigious young people
  •  Promote the development of positive relationships with peers
  •  Increase the knowledge of services, facilities and opportunities



Oasis Kids    - Afterschool programme

Oasis Youth  - Drop youth service plus personal development activities  

Oasis STEP-UP - Personal development and career enhancement programme


Contact details:    

          Oasis Youth Centre,

            34 Bridge St.  Portadown. BT62 1JD      tel 028 3833 5322

               for further info contact:


           Andrew McCreery - Youth Coordinator - STEP UP Programme                    

           Gordon Woolsey  - Ethnic Youth Inclusion Worker 



            Sarah Gilpin          - Ethnic Youth Worker

            Beata Osinska     - Admin