RiseUP Stonebridge was a sustainability project led by local parents in the Stonebridge estate.
Outside Leopold Primary School, a patch of land was dirty, unhygienic and littered with waste – most of which was non-biodegradable and drug/substance related. 6 parents from the school cleared the space surrounding the school.
The local environment became presentable, and the local council was informed of the waste that existed in that locality.
The small project created a need for the development of an eco-space where young people and residents could grow plants that promote youth power, community leadership, community cohesion, and sustainability.
This project fuelled the development of RiseUP – the upcoming youth leadership programme.