Hawa is 13 and wants to be a doctor
One year ago, Hawa was still struggling with her writing and she had a bad attitude to work and other people; as a result, she found herself in detention nearly every day.
Now enrolled in the PEACH Programme at the Baytree Centre, in the past year Hawa has been involved in the science club's entries to the Young Engineers/BAA Challenge and the Royal Astronomical Society's Newspaper Competition. These activities seem to have boosted her confidence; while she was once rude and cocky, now she often works much harder than the other girls.
The regular mentoring that Hawa receives through PEACH gives her the support and confidence she needs. She can now ask for help in front of others, ask questions and contribute to discussions. Although she still has a lot to do if she wants to gain the grades she needs to achieve her goal, her attitude is now improving constantly and she can look towards the future with far more optimism.
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