Victoria has been attending Southgate College for a few years. She began as an unconfident young woman who didn’t like to join in or socialise with peers, but now she is someone who has qualifications, undertakes voluntary work and is an enthusiastic fund-raiser.
Victoria has Down’s syndrome and has made remarkable progress, having gained entry level 1 and 2 BTEC Certificates in Life Skills and an RSH Certificate in Food Safety and Hygiene. With new skills and confidence she organised a fund-raising event for her local youth club, which led to her being awarded the Enfield Young Person of the Year Award, and she has now been asked to work with the youth club as a volunteer youth worker. She also works as team leader one day a week, running a snack bar at Park Avenue Disability Resource Centre in Enfield. Victoria has been active in helping the centre’s clients too, which has led to a further voluntary role at the centre.
“The course has made me more independent and more confident,” said Victoria. “My family are really proud of me.”