Please tell us a little about yourself.
I was born in Jamaica, sent to the UK one month before my twentieth birthday, a child by law. At the age of two, by accident, I lost sight in one eye, which did not hinder my ambition in becoming a precision engineer, regardless of the taunts I had endured. Arriving in a country as a black disabled child at a time when hostility against black and disable people was rampant, life became far more difficult than the current care permits. It took guts and dogged determination to climb the achieving ladder. Many people of this category, become bogged down by over-prescribed information that education and technology required, which sometime erodes their confidence. Not feeling able to keep up it becomes an easy option, to slip into obscurity or give up.
What's your story about?
The decision I've taken to aim high, will hopefully, encourage others to do likewise.
What did you find most rewarding about the workshop?
It is difficult to explain to the person next door how gratifying it is to have the full attention of highly qualified professionals working with you with such humbling persona. Because, words or gestures cannot accurately convey the true feeling without he or she have experienced the result. I am truly happy to have taken part because the result means, there is now a visual as well as written legacy, which should enhanced my heritage.