Testimonials

Impact stories: Children and young people

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Testimonials

IntoUniversity: Bagha’s Story

Egyptian-born Bahga El-Sayed Katamesh wants to become a paediatrician. A year ago she had no clue how to do that. After attending several Impetus – PEF supported IntoUniversity programmes, including its Academic Support sessions, FOCUS week, and having a mentor, she has developed confidence that she previously lacked, and built-up the knowledge of how to achieve her dream.

IntoUniversity: Bagha’s Story

 

Egyptian-born Bahga El-Sayed Katamesh wants to become a paediatrician. A year ago she had no clue how to do that. After attending several Impetus – PEF supported IntoUniversity programmes, including its Academic Support sessions, FOCUS week, and having a mentor, she has developed confidence that she previously lacked, and built-up the knowledge of how to achieve her dream.

IntoUniversity: Sadiya’s story

Sadiya came to the UK from Somalia, on her own, when she was 13. She didn’t speak any English and had very little formal education. Impetus – PEF supported IntoUniversity helped Sadiya with her English and homework and she is now at university studying for a business degree.

 

Place2Be: Michael’s story

Many children find it difficult to adjust when leaving primary school, but for Michael the task was even more difficult. Low self-esteem compounded other emotional issues and he started to fall behind in his work. But where others might have fallen through the cracks, PEF-supported Place2Be provided Michael with the support he needed to get back on the path to success.

Resurgo Trust, Spear: David’s story

David was homeless, unemployed and without a clear direction in his life when he first attended Spear, the Resurgo Trust personal development and youth employment preparation programme supported by Impetus. He not only went on to successfully complete the programme, but directly afterwards, he secured a rewarding job that offered him a real future.

Street League: Joe’s story

Joe is one of thousands of homeless, unemployed or disadvantaged young people who have found their way to a career path they never knew existed, as a result of the innovative sports programmes of Street League. Impetus has been working with Street League since 2009, to develop a scale-up plan to expand to more locations. As of 2013, Street League had centres in seven UK cities, and their plans for expansion continue in the hope of reaching many more “Joes”.

Teens and Toddlers: Miriam’s story

Mariam grew up in an environment of economic disadvantage where it could have been very easy to slip into a cycle of lack of aspiration and underachievement. Learn how Impetus-supported Teens and Toddlers gave her the confidence and life skills she needed to overcome her environment and become a source of support to disadvantaged young people and others in her community.

 

ThinkForward: Halima’s story

Halima Ahmed, 17, is bright and articulate. She’s currently on an apprenticeship at a crèche in a customer service role with the aim of moving on to gaining qualifications in childcare. Her future looks promising. But, rewind a year and things were very different.

 

Tomorrow’s People:Ricky Shearsby

After ending up in prison, Ricky Shearsby felt it would be impossible to reform his life. Through the “Working It Out” programme, PEF-supported Tomorrow’s People gave Ricky the second chance he so desperately needed. In 2012, Ricky was the recipient of our Young Person of the Year Award.

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