Youths express their feelings about unemployment on a graffiti wall in the UK
On the 1st of March 2016, the University of Kent set up a graffiti wall at Canterbury College. Apprentices from all different subject areas were invited to come and write or draw their thoughts and feelings in response to the following question “When you think about the possibility of being unemployed, what words or images come to mind?”
27 apprentices took part in the event and through the words they chose and the images they used, they expressed sadness, anxiety and fear – fear of not being able to have a family later in life (not being able to afford a home, etc.) as well as fear of being stereotyped and stigmatised for being on benefits.