Terri Bonella and Buthy Al-Abry
This year has seen the growth in two young ladies, Terri Bonella and Buthy Al-Abry from leaving school they came to DEAP in Dundee and joined the Next Steps Project.
The girls took part in sessions that worked on their softer skills including communication, confidence and time management to list a few. Staff acknowledged their maturity and willingness to excel therefore they were progressed onto the Employability Fund where they completed two SQA qualifications and underwent employability training to prepare them for employment.
Terri went out to Little Enstine’s Nursery, initially on a placement, she took to the role very naturally so much so that after a month she was offered a Modern Apprenticeship. She has been there for 6 months doing very well and is constantly undergoing training which is assisting to develop and build on her knowledge and skills. She hopes to qualify in this sector to become a fully trained Nursery Assistant.
Buthy initially wanted to work with animals so we sourced a work placement in a dog groomers, however, she did not enjoy it, therefore, she worked with staff to find alternative work placements. Staff contacted Nurseries and Little Enstine’s Nursery was able to take her as a placement following the success of Terri, and subsequently the nursery staff offered Buthy a Modern Apprenticeship too.
Both girls have matured and grown and are on the path to become qualified in the Child Care sector and DEAP staff can’t be happier for them both.