Axmadeey’s Time2Shine Journey
Axmadeey was 4 years of age when his parents were tragically murdered in his home country of Somalia. The next 10 years were tough in which he experienced a number of challenging situations. At 14, Axmadeey was found by police in England and was therefore placed in a foster home away from his siblings. It became clear that the number of traumatic experiences had majorly impacted on his mental wellbeing. This had led to bouts of both anxiety and depression.
The Dare2Dream Foundation were contacted by his school to provide support for a 16 week period through delivery of the Time2Shine programme.
Delivery was specifically focused around the development of self confidence and resilience. This included a focus of positive experiences, achievements, talents and the importance of role models.
Axmadeey’s progress has been nothing short of remarkable and he no longer suffers from bouts of anxiety. He has developed a resilience that enables him to deal with challenging situations that occur both in and out of school. He now drawers strength from his past life experiences and understands the key qualities that he has developed.
A word from Axmadeey:
“The Time2Shine sessions have helped deal with my anxiety. It has also helped me get over my problems and I am no longer angry. I don’t feel alone anymore and I feel happier with myself”