Time For Some Action 


The Metro has cemented a closer partnership with Catch 22, by extending its hand to the academy through its Urban Action programme.

The free UK wide newspaper, which has a readership of more than 3 million launched its internet scheme in May 2010 in the hope to 'help charities to help others'.

The programme aims to work in partnership with urban charities to help advertise their own campaigns, mastermind fundraising activities and get involved with various volunteering opportunities.

Though Catch 22 is a social enterprise and isn’t a charity, the staff at Urban Action felt it was necessary to get involved.

“As the third largest national newspaper Metro felt we had a duty to ensure the diversity of the work force, Catch 22 seemed like a valuable medium to help achieve this goal,” said Amina Folarin, Urban Action’s Talent and Culture executive.

Over the next 12 months, Catch 22 hopes to benefit from two six month internships offered to its trainees and from mentoring programmes run by Metro journalists.

Catch 22 founder, Tokunbo Ajasa-Oluwa said: “We’re very grateful for the support the Urban Action programme is providing and look forward to witnessing the impact of the relationship in due course.”