I left school roughly about the age of 15. I began to be contacted from a dedicated person who worked at my school who recognised my potential and believed in me. She was willing to keep trying to engage me to try out the new MCR course they had developed. On this course I won an award and went to Edinburgh to receive it at the Scottish parliament from MSPs. After this I continued onto college to study my first year of Child, Health and Social Care. I completed this after one year and received a Grade A.

“I am still in touch with my mentor after all these years.”

My dedicated person also linked me with Action for Children who helped with CV support and ready for work etc and they too put me in for another award. The biggest one yet, Woman of Influence Community Award and I won! I needed to attend the Grand Central to receive my award alongside Olympic Gold medallist Katherine Grainger who also won an award. I was in the Evening Times Newspaper and the Herald newspaper. I have now completed my 3rd year at college and hope to gain more qualifications to get me into university to become a specialist nurse. I am still in touch with my mentor after all these years and help promote the MCR Pathways programme whenever I can.

“I’m now on my 4th year at university and aim to finish with a 1st Level Degree.”

“I am still in touch with my mentor even after all of these years.”

“Not until now have I come across a programme that transforms lives!”

“I feel honoured this young woman has accepted me into her life.”