Fatou Gassama’s social enterprise has gone from strength to strength, providing encouragement and the tools needed for mother’s who are thinking about entering back into the workplace.
Whilst working as a self-employed advisor at the National Careers Service, this is where Fatou saw the need for more, specialist support. “I noticed that mums felt it wasn’t easy to get back into work,” she says. “And I couldn’t understand the fact that mothers were being pushed to get any job, any career that wasn’t good for them. I believe we should be finding jobs that suit and are appropriate for people.”
So far, Fatou has run two courses helping mother’s from Woodberry Down
and across Hackney and Haringey at the Redmond Community Centre.
Fatou says she’s proud of her social enterprise and the opportunities it’s created. “It’s so nice when you see a mum who doesn’t have any confidence and then see them progress. I’m so proud of them.”
To see how UnLtd have also supported Fatou and more about this great project, please go to www.unltd.org.uk