Read Tawanda’s story
We are proud to share with you our positive impact in terms of improving the lives of African and disadvantaged people of all ethnic origins through our education, leadership development and social engagement work.
January 2020. As a child and youth practitioner with a BA in Child and Youth Development, who was also completing a Master’s in Youth Justice, Ta seemed to be the perfect candidate for this 3-year project aimed at motivating and training youths at risk of crime in South London. Thus, he was shortlisted. However, at the interview, we realised that as a young African man who had been living in the UK for only a year, Ta lacked the body language and interview skills that could enable him to obtain a good job in a Western context. Although he was not appointed, the PCAP director, Sylvie Aboa-Bradwell, offered him the opportunity to become a Youth Innovation Fellow at PCAP for up to 6 months.
Using our 6-step training model as guide, we provided Ta with a personalised development and support package tailored to his needs, including interview coaching sessions, training on communication and interpersonal skills, and confidence-building techniques.
- Mastered interview and communication techniques;
- Quickly landed a job in his chosen field;
- Promoted by his company within a few months.
By September 2020, Ta had become so confident and such an outstanding job candidate that when he applied for the position of Support Worker at Knightingles Healthcare and was shortlisted, he shone at the interview process, and obtained the job. Furthermore, Ta quickly impressed his employer with his professional, networking and interpersonal skills, he was promoted within 3 months a Team Leader. Furthermore, he has been further promoted to Deputy Manager.