Jamal

Programme Officer - Recruitment

I am a Programme Officer at Making The Leap, and part of the Associate Recruitment team. Our primary day-to-day mission is to help many young people understand what we do as an organisation, and how we can help them achieve their goals and aspirations. Our team is extremely active and constantly about – you will always see us smiling, so if you do find us don’t hesitate to say hi!

I’ve experienced the workshop myself, and was given fantastic support which benefitted me greatly. After completing the workshop and being offered work experience here, it ultimately opened doors for me to have the opportunity to work at the charity. The biggest challenges that I see currently for young people are being demotivated and bombarded with antagonistic ideologies especially through media.  I believe that encouraging young people to be around more positive environments plays a massive hand in giving that chance for a young person to feel confident enough to follow their dreams and accomplish their goals.

My biggest achievement is being given the opportunity to support young people and I have always been very passionate about young people and their development. I’ve been working to support young people for over 5 years in various areas and it never gets old. Being given the opportunity to support, guide or inspire anyone to their success is probably the best reward I could ever ask for.

Some interesting facts about me:

In 2019 I was chosen as a representative for the United Kingdom in a EU funded project to support young people from the most disadvantaged areas of the world.

I was joined in Peru with 21 leaders from various backgrounds and countries to provide “Learning Through Sport” workshops and tutorials to help improve the soft skills in young juveniles, young people, and children who are participating in crime or are at risk of experiencing crime.

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