New horizon to me is a great outlet, it helps me communicate with others and helps me find an outlet in my community. Sometimes people have fears and haven’t got a lot of confidence to mix with others. My own personal experience starting with new horizon was in 2002 at the time new horizon was a FETAC level 2 course for people who were starting out in education or maybe had left school early. In my own experience, I had no second level education as a young teenager and dropped out of school early.
New horizon for me was a great start in my education and was a foundation for me to build on. Since I started in new horizon it gave me confidence to progress, to further my education. I went on to do my junior cert, then my leaving cert. I then done a course in Threshold Training Network, then I went to Roslyn Park college done 3 years there where I done work experience in Gateway Project as a project worker. I then went to Liberties College and done a year in addiction and counselling studies. I won an award in a writing competition for colleges of Dublin. It was in New Horizon where I learned how to write short stories and poetry. New horizon for me today is a good place for me because I am meeting people and it also gives me a chance to improve my self-esteem and give me a chance of good positive mental health. At the present time in new horizon
There are different groups going on I find some of them were really good. Recently we had a group on food around the World which was interesting to learn about other Countries, what they eat and spend. I also enjoy the Gym sessions and walks to various places. We had outings in the summer that were really good. I enjoy Meditation, Tai Chi and Yoga. I’m also going to do a course in Co facilitation with some of the other participants and staff, this gives me a chance to Co facilitate on a topic that will be beneficial to me and others.