Tené and MAMA Youth Project

Tené's story

We spoke to Tené, 24, about his experiences with MAMA Youth, one of our charity partners

Mama Youth changed my whole life.

Growing up on a council estate, there aren't many positive influences in sight and often a lot of drama which is easy to be sucked into. I feel like I've made the great escape - I've got away from all of that negativity and kind of emerged in a new world that I would have never thought was within my reach. 

Now I almost feel more comfortable in a working environment like this than where I've grown up. That is changing someone's life, to me. 

MAMA Youth recruits, trains and nurtures young people between 18-25 years of age from under-represented groups or with limited educational or employment opportunities. Through training projects they equip people with the skills and experience necessary to secure long-term and fulfilling employment in the TV and media industry.