Sativia came onto the 2nd R U BUSY? course with high levels of social anxiety, low self-esteem, low self-worth and confidence due to past traumas of being bullied at school. Sativia expresses herself in art and has always been passionate about developing her own comic book, whether it was available online for free or a hard cover which people can buy. Amongst her many talents, Sativia is a fantastic sketcher and often had her drawing pad ready to go for an inspirational comic character she was developing.
After the second week of being on the course, her confidence had improved and she was actively applying for jobs on a daily basis – something she would have never done unless she attended the R U BUSY? program. By the 3rd week Sativia had applied for another 50 jobs and by the end of the course, her confidence had improved so much that she went for a few interviews and a few work trials. Youth Worker Rebecca had the following to say:
“I cannot believe how far Sativia has progressed since she became a participant on the R U BUSY? program. Sativia went from being a shy and reserved young person to someone full of confidence and the determination to follow her dreams. Her positive body language, poise and defined certainty is something really empowering.”
Unfortunately Sativia did not gain employment at this time, although other opportunities would arise.
Kim Moulder, a Senior ITC representative from BUSY in Southport suggested Sativia go and chat to the Design Works College in West Burleigh as they would be able to discuss the different courses offered. Sativia did a bit of research with Youth Project Officer Rebecca and followed through with making a call which lead to an interview to enrol in the college. Sativia was accepted into the Diploma of Graphic Design and started her full time 12 month certificate in August 2013. Sativia is now on her way to a bright and successful future and is very grateful for the assistance of the R U BUSY? program.
“Coming onto the R U BUSY? program was a very positive experience, I got to meet lots of new people, try new stuff, step out of my comfort zone and have the confidence to apply for many jobs. The program was a good stepping stone to go onto something I’m passionate about and I even wore a fabulous suit that I received from Dress For Success to my interview at the Graphic Design College.”