Students from DLD College London took time out from their studies this week visit local charity Ambition Aspire Achieve and help support young people living in the community. Twenty of our dedicated students chose to volunteer their time and help out at the centre providing care for those from impoverished backgrounds with severe disabilities who are, in the majority of cases, unable to stay in mainsream education.
During their visit, our team spent time playing games and interacting with children, and, by forming mutally beneficial friendships, were able to learn from each other and enhance their experiences. Later our students donned their rubber gloves and help to clean the facilities from top to bottom, providing a fresher and more welcoming space to everyone. The team also went outside to clean and tidy up the garden, including chopping up old trees for recycling. The students said it was exceptionally hard and physical work, but that they found it incredibly rewarding.
Gareth Evans, Director of Studies and coordinator of the charitable partnership, said “At DLD College London we are passionate about supporting our local community, which is why we aim to present our students with opportunities to be involved in charitable events. Our students were fantastic on the day and were a great representation of the college. They worked incredibly hard and it was inspiring to see them so enthusiastic about helping this worthwhile cause.”
Kevin Jenkins OBE, Founder of Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, said “On behalf of the charity, I would like to thank the students from DLD College London for their brilliant hard work which is greatly appreciated by everyone at the Terrence Brown Arc. The students left behind a greatly improved building and grounds, making a real difference. I hope everyone enjoyed attending the event as much as we did hosting.”
DLD College London is part of the Abbey DLD Group of Colleges.