My first experience of social action was at the age of eight, when I started helping to care for my mother. Since then, I’ve taken part in the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme and volunteered with the Army Cadet Force.
The NCS helped me push myself beyond my comfort zone, particularly when I was asked to promote the programme to schoolchildren. I was very nervous, but discovered the importance of making people laugh when you’re giving a speech.
I’m now going to help other young people complete the social action stage of the programme, and hope to become an NCS Mentor one day.