Horn Development Association was incorporated in October, 2006 to provide the BME community, particularly those from African and Caribbean backgrounds, to avail the opportunities in Cardiff.
HDA is based on a prime location in the City of Cardiff that caters to people from different backgrounds that are defined as ‘hard to reach’ and face disadvantages in learning and training, supporting them to move into employment or establish their own businesses.
HDA also works with local schools, colleges and universities to spread awareness in young people for the best transition to work life.
HDA working towards the ethics, integrity and entrepreneurial skills development for the young ex-offenders. Our vision is focused more to make young ex-offenders crime free, equipped with job skills and able participate positively in community development projects as they improve their economic social lives.
HDAs’ goal is to achieve excellence in delivering high quality and accessible training and service provision through working in partnership with BAME and other businesses, industry, communities and the third sector.
We will bring measurable and sustainable benefits to business organisations and communities through a delivery methodology that meets the needs of individuals, up skills the workforce and brings tangible benefits to the employers.
- Responding to the individual needs of each person.
- Engaging people with qualified and compatible youth community Support workers.
- Selecting a suitable programme of activities.
- Providing activities of relevance.
- Evaluating the success of the process for each individual
- Creating a positive environment to challenge negative influences.
- Training in the skills necessary to improve the chances of employment.
- Our targeted BME community is majorly from Wales particularly Cardiff, Vale of Glamorgan, Newport, South Wales.
- The majority of the group that we cover is from the African and Caribbean background.
- Majority of them belong to the first generation who have been settled in the United Kingdom for the last 10 to 15 years.
- These groups are highly ambitious and well motivated but they lack the confidence and the awareness to avail the business support services.
- These groups require financial help and assistance but they lack the awareness to benefit from the highly developed financial institutions and government support programs such as enterprise fund.
- A majority of these groups are interested in establishing their small & medium businesses such as restaurants, shops, internet cafes, and import & export business such as exporting second hand goods.
- As the City researches show that these groups claim benefits and support their large families. Having a large number of dependents holds them back in establishing themselves.
- To provide guidance and support on social, learning and training level.
- To ensure learning, training and development are easily accessible.
- To create opportunities for employability by building valuable relationships with employers.
- To provide resources and services which help in the development of the people.
- To work towards helping others in looking for opportunities.