I am happy to take this opportunity to express what Tabernacle School has done for me. In 1998 I was a student at an ordinary state school. I was not doing well; I had attitude problems and felt as if I was a victim of the teacher’s misunderstanding and at times prejudices. In these circumstances I aimed to go nowhere because my confidence had been significantly eroded.
The September of that same year Pastor Derrick & Mrs. Wilson started a pilot scheme for a school I became one of the first students of Tabernacle School and things drastically began to change. I wish I could say that the transition was easy but it wasn’t. There was a lot that was broken in me that had to be fixed and that meant that the teachers had to be patient with me, allowing me to change over time whilst instilling in me strong discipline.
At the age of 15, the school’s chairman, Pastor Derrick & Mrs. Wilson, the principal began to speak to me about university in an encouraging way, they expected me to attend – this was new for me in the world of education. My horizons began to expand and I envisioned myself owning something and doing something.
At the age of 17 I left Tabernacle School to do my A’ levels at College. I am now a graduate of Royal Holloway, University of London . I can truly say that the support I gained from the school has helped to cultivate me into the man I now am today. I am now working at a bank in central London with the prospect of going up the professional ladder.
Earlier this year I was selected along with 4 other students to represent my university at the United Nations in New York and Paris.