mYPads Go International
Interest in Forest YMCA's (FYMCA) mYPads has stretched as far afield as China. The portable homes, made from converted shipping containers, made their international debut on Hong Kong's, Phoenix TV news channel today 7th May 2013.
Jay Cao, Director of news at Phoenix TV said, "The mYPad is very inspirational for China because it echoes the dilemma we have with young people living in densely populated Asian cities, especially some major cities of China. The mYPad concept may not be able to be replicated in China directly, but this novel idea is very inspirational."
The mYPads have been developed by FYMCA as a direct response to mounting financial issues young people face when making the transition from supported housing to independent living. Young people who gain full time employment, and are no longer in receipt of benefits, are often unable to afford the costs of renting a property privately and the associated costs of securing a home. At a cost of £75 per week the mYPads offer an affordable solution and will enable young people to 'save up' for a deposit and the other financial requirements.
This is not the first time the mYPads have been under the media spotlight. Last month, they were a point of discussion on BBC radio 4 and featured as a news item on the BBC news. Since then, interest in the mYPads has grown, with enquiries and messages of support coming in from as far away as Australia.
Timothy Pain said, "The response we have got since the BBC interview aired has been outstanding. We have been inundated with enquiries and positive messages of support from people from all walks of life and other organisations. To know that people as far away as China are also interested in the mYPad concept is very encouraging for us."
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