The Achieve Project was a collaborative project set up by ‘Superpeople’ working with Disability Rights UK and Bournemouth AUB (graphic design 2nd year students). This was a local pilot project which needed to recruit a number of SEND people to take part. To meet this need Bournemouth AUB worked with 14 young adults from SWRAC who have additional needs.
This was run as a mutual aid and knowledge sharing project and it had 3x main aims:
1. The person with additional needs (SWRAC’s learners) receives highly designed self-promotional products which will build their confidence and support them in their search for employment.
2. The Arts University students have the opportunity to engage with a social change project, build empathy and gain knowledge about the barriers people with additional needs face.
3. Superpeople get to challenge wider societies perceptions of difference, and support employers to think differently about who and how they recruit.
The Arts University students worked with the SWRAC learners to create some eye-catching self-promoting material.