Testimonials from Acknowledging Youths CIC’s happy students
This all might sound very cliché and maybe even too good to be true, but sometimes you find certain organizations and people with whom you share the same vision in life which makes it that much easier to connect with them. I have had the opportunity to see up close and personal how rewarding it is to lend a helping hand to a community that is in of just that. I will never forget my 4-month internship, as it was an amazing and memorable time.
I completed three weeks of voluntary work experience in the AY head office, within those three weeks I gained my first insight of actual work life. As a designer I was working closely alongside their professional graphic designer, this helped me so much within the short time I was working there. I am more of a proactive person now and this experience has definitely benefitted me in all ways.
I found this experience as unique and different, learning what it takes to help youths find a better future has its own benefits. I feel like this experience was worth the time and effort and this week has been very beneficial towards both my educational life and my personal life as well as it helps me gain confidence and a wide range of computer skills. I appreciate everything that the team has offered to me and I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to be a part of it.
After my 4-month internship here, I can state that I have developed myself on both personal and professional level. During my educative period, I have seen how much passion each and every team member has and I learned that passion is what it’s all about. I have learned that if there is something you want to achieve, you WILL and CAN, no matter what! And I have had the chance to experience what it really is like to be part of a company that changes the lives of people.
As an intern at Acknowledging Youths, I had the privilege of working alongside the CEO, in both Victoria and Tower Hamlets. I appreciate all the support that the team offered throughout the internship. Having started as a volunteer working externally, I soon felt very settled and resultantly, invited to work internally. My time spent there was invaluable and I was provided the opportunity to develop communication and computer skills. I got involved in tasks such as creating new databases to store candidate’s details, contacting companies, working with volunteers on numerous projects and visiting job centres. I always found helping out disadvantaged people a good cause and the chance to experience this in a company environment was incredible. I will remember the good work I did here for a long time.