Mohamad's Story

At the beginning of 2017 I had recently come to the UK from Syria. I was referred to the Prince’s Trust Team programme by the resettlement team at Ashford Borough Council, and I started the programme in April 2017.

The programme helped me make massive progress with my confidence and language skills. When I came to the UK, and when I started the Prince’s Trust Team programme, I spoke very little English. Through being in a team and working with other young people, I was quickly able to develop my conversational English.

As part of the programme, I did some basic literacy and maths, and by the end of the programme I had made huge improvements.

I have always had an interest in medicine and I really want to be a nurse, so I went on to complete a two week work placement with Kamsons pharmacy in Ashford as part of the programme. I really enjoyed the experience and also got to interact with the public, which really helped my confidence and communication skills.

I now want to continue to develop my English language so that I can go on the further education, and eventually become a nurse. I am currently taking Level 1 Maths and Level 3 English with Concept Training.