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At 28, I had been out of work for 3 years, had a 4 year old to provide for and suffering from trauma from my past which I was doing regression therapy for.
I met Shumela (MD of RLP) during the lockdown in March 2020 when I was told about the crafty kids project from my partner. At the start, it was from her own house and I decided to help her with making the boxes. I wasn’t able to see my son during the lockdown so I focused my time and energy into this as I saw it as a fantastic project to be a part of. Within a few weeks I was working as part of a team making the craft boxes for Clackmannanshire and beyond. Since I began 7 months ago, I am now a stand in supervisor for the craft boxes as and when I’m needed to be and also studying a HNC in cyber security which I would never have thought I would have been able to do without gaining the self-confidence I have from being a part of the crafty kids project.
Resilience Learning Partnership is training and education provider, specialising in psychological trauma & lived experience.