About the Programme

Life Skills

RDN runs a mentoring programme called Life Skills, aimed at 13-18 year olds. Our sessions aim to:

  • enable young people to have a larger vision of themselves by articulating their thoughts and communicating them effectively.
  • build meaningful relationships with young people and help them decrease the unconscious level of self-hatred
  • help young people acquire skills so they can help others in the community to achieve their full potential
  • encourage young people to embrace challenges with enthusiasm and confidence

Here are some of the outcomes following the Life Skills programmes we have run in Heston and Hounslow.

VlogStar Challenge Hounslow 2018-19

Read more about the VlogStar Challenge workshop which took place in February 2019

VlogStar Challenge Hounslow 2016-17


Cranford Fun Day

Read more about the Heston Life Skills Programme which ran for 8 weeks during Summer 2016

Recent Youth News

RDN Summer Programme 2021

The RDN Summer Programme is back for Summer 2021! Sign up now to register your interest.

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Voices of Riana

The Voices of Riana Anthology has now been published!

Coronavirus has brought the world to a standstill and everyone has experienced some measure of impact during these unprecedented times. Youngsters are no exception. At Riana, we wanted to hear the voice of young people. We invited students between the age of 8-18 to submit their artistic response about:

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RDN Summer Activities

We have an action packed Summer Activities Programme planned! Find out more about what you can get involved with this summer

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An Evening at the Royal Albert Hall

On Sunday 17th November, a group of the Riana Development Network Supplementary School were
invited to attend the very first OnSide Youth Zones Awards at the Royal Albert Hall.

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NCS Enterprise Challenge

Over 40 young people from the National Citizen Service (NCS) have worked with Riana Development Network this summer to volunteer for the organisation and make a difference in the London Borough of Hounslow.

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Vloggers in the making

Seven young people represented Riana Development Network at the VlogStar Challenge 2019 semi-finals on Friday 12th July.

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Bringing photos to life

The second session of the project "Your Community, Your Change" saw the young people analyse the photographs they had taken over a 2 week period that highlighted social issues and the meaning behind them.

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Your Community Your Change

On Saturday 23rd March, Riana Development Network (RDN) successfully launched the next phase of the Life Skills programme which is focused on documenting the experiences of young people in the London Borough of Hounslow.

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VlogStar Challenge Hounslow 2019

On Saturday 16th February, RDN hosted the VlogStar Challenge 2019 workshop for West London!

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Jack Petchey Foundation Awards 2018

On Wednesday 6th June 2018, two young people that had taken part in RDN programmes received the Jack Petchey Achievement Award. This was in recognition for the hard work they have put into achievements in their personal development and also for their contribution in making the local community a better place to live in.

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