Meet Barnaby Thornton. He was on a gap year whilst he was considering doing an Engineering degree. To get some practical experience, it was suggested that he join the Workaid team. In 2015 we welcomed six students from local schools who joined us for this type of first-hand work experience.
Barnaby worked two shifts per week repairing sewing machines. He said:
“I’ve always had an interest in engineering and it’s something I am seriously considering for Uni. Working here is giving me lots of hands on experience repairing machines, which is great. I really like the way everyone has their personal projects to work on, this way you feel more responsible and therefore more determined to give it your all. It’s also great to know that this is empowering people in Africa”