Meet the participants 1- Kane, 17

14 July 2016

New Horizons 2016 will be comprised of 15 vulnerable young people, from the Medway area, who will be travelling to Moldova to deliver an International Social Action project for 3 weeks this October. In the weeks leading up to their departure we would like to share with you their individual stories.
Here's the first from one of our participants - Kane aged 17

I am doing New Horizons because it is a chance of a lifetime that I would never normally get. New Horizons is a chance for me to meet new people which could become good friends and part of a great team. I think that the whole experience go to Moldova is going to be interesting but there are some things that stick out for me such as; what are the living conditions over there and what sort of jobs they have to do to earn money to feed their family.
I think that I will learn a lot of things going abroad to Moldova like helping the less fortunate, working with my friends/team to make a difference and learning to be more confident meeting new people.
I meet the New Horizons criteria because in school I had free school meals because my mum couldn’t afford to give me and my siblings money every day to buy food and I did not achieve 5 a-c’s in my GCSE exams. I also have Autism so school wasn’t always the easiest for me because I wasn’t confident enough to go into a class with 15-20 students and obviously in school you’re not allowed headphones in. Due to me not being able to have headphones in I was in trouble very often. Having headphones in is the main thing that keeps me focused and calm and New Horizons lets me do this.
In the future I would like to have a scaffolding career and I’m doing a course at Nacro at the moment to get qualifications toward this.

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