Angela Emerton and Kanisha Snape from Doncaster Children’s services Trust came to our Roma girls group as a part of our inspirational women’s work, looking to inspire the girls to broaden their ambitions through exposure to strong female role-models.
Angela is an Advocacy worker helping children and young people to have their voices heard, while Kanisha is an Apprentice participation support worker. The passion that Angela and Kanisha had for their work was infectious and inspired something within the girls, to help others who are less fortunate than themselves.
“I want to help people, I have everything I am happy, I want to make others happy” Natalia (15)
For the girls to hear about the paths the women had taken to get where they were today was inspirational. Both women had struggled in education and this resonated with the girls, and left the message that you can do whatever you put your mind to – you just have to work hard and believe in yourself.
“It was amazing to see how much they wanted to make a difference to other people’s lives when we were talking about our trip to Romania. They themselves are truly inspirational” -Kanisha (Apprentice participation support worker)
Doncaster Children’s Services Trust has the aim of helping Doncaster’s children and young people to stay safe and well, and reach their full potential. It is the first independent children’s services trust, providing children’s social care and family support services across Doncaster.