A young lady was referred to the learning centre by the local drug support agency. She was on a drugs programme following many years of Class A drug abuse which had seen her losing her children and being estranged from her family.
She came along and joined our IT course and the course on CV writing, letter writing and job search. She enjoyed learning and was eager to join the 6-week Health Activist course that was being run by East Berks College.
She attended each week and took a great deal of pleasure in handing in her homework on time and taking an active part in her weekly lessons. At the end of this course she gave an impressive presentation on Turning Point which was the drug agency that initially referred her to the learning centre. It was both informative and interesting and she had obviously put a lot of hard work into it.
She passed the course and received a certificate from East Berks. College. Completing this course gave her a real sense of achievement and she now hopes to go to the local university to do a counselling course. She eventually wishes to become a drug counsellor to help those who are going through the difficult and challenging times that she had herself.