Helping make a difference.
The Prince’s Trust NI supports over 7000 young people in Northern Ireland and, through a variety of programmes, helps young people get a foot on the ladder of education and employment in Northern Ireland.
I’ve seen this first hand, with people struggling with unemployment and self confidence issues standing up and telling their story in a room full of people, after working with the Princes Trust.
I’m a very driven and motivated person. Saying that, at a young age I heard the phrase ‘If you don’t get a laugh a day in your job, it’s not a job worth doing’ and I very much live by that.
Music and travel give me a lot of pleasure. I would get out of Belfast once a month, whether it’s Donegal, Dublin or further afield in a plane, I like to explore. While home is always home, there are always so many other places to explore to go and see.
In terms of music, I sing in a classical choir, I play gig’s across Belfast. It really gives me great enjoyment..
I considered music as a career, but as it’s so cut-throat, I was worried I would start to loath it. Keeping it as my hobby, I get a bit of money to fund my travel. Because I’m not dependent on it to put bread on the take table, I get so much enjoyment out of my music.
It is great to be involved in a team helping make a difference to people under the age of thirty, and that is supporting their development.
The job market in Northern Ireland is very difficult at the best of times. To help local young people on their journey, is something that helps me get up in the morning.
Learn about The Prince’s Trust in Northern Ireland here >
Kieran (The Prince’s Trust, Northern Ireland)
At Botanic Gardens, Belfast.
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