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Tan
Sibanda-Madivan
Languages: 
English
March, 1995
Bio: 
My name is Tan Sibanda-Madivani, I am 20-year-old male student who studies accounting and finance at Bournemouth University and currently in my second year. Although I live in the United Kingdom, I am originally from Gweru, Zimbabwe. I moved to the UK when I was 7 years old unfortunately I am not fluent in the native language however I do find it relatively easy to understand Shona. Growing up I never really knew my purpose in life and what I wanted to achieve for myself but it was until the year 2014. This was the year I first participated in voluntary work/project during my final year of 6th form. I volunteered to work with a youth project organised by Kent County Council called "Be Our Buddy Befriender". The purpose of this project was for the volunteer to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours a week to help young teenagers with minor autism and other cognitive difficulties, build their confidence and ability to socialise with others of similar age. I participated in this project for 6 months, there were many responsibilities and duties which one had to do such as planning youth activities for them to attend, providing aid with their homework, socialising and most importantly introducing them to other teenagers who can also provide support in them forming friendship bonds with others. As from that moment, I realised that for me to be truly happy and have the sense of fulfilment in life is by helping others. The main reason why I would like to volunteer in Zimbabwe is because I believe that many of the citizens are progressing in life and travelling to other countries for professional reasons however there are a few who are helping those remaining in the country and in need. My goal in life is to have my own business company in Zimbabwe, which employees the homeless. The reason why I seek to employ the homeless is because I strongly believe every individual needs a second chance in life, poverty cannot be tackled unless we provide them that first stepping stone to recovery.
Volunteering Experience: 
I have only participated in one voluntary experience, called "Be Our Buddy". Buddies (volunteer) are matched with a young person with a mild/moderate disability or social communication issue to support them to access mainstream activities that interest them, such as sporting activities, Brownies, Cubs, Dance, Art and Drama classes. Support the young person to develop positive relationships with their peers, develop their confidence and self-esteem as well as to share new experiences and have fun. Flexible but fully committed for a minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months to a year. Be a consistent presence in the young person's life during this time. I took part in this experience for 6 months and committed a minimum of 4 hours of my time every Tuesday which was spent doing the various activities mentioned above. The reason why this experience ended is because it was now getting in the exam season and these were crucial exams for they were to decide which university I will attend. The type of volunteering work I am currently seeking is one which focuses on working with young children and teenagers of any age in Africa, preferably in Zimbabwe but I am also open to others abroad.
Education: 
A levels: Mathematics, Psychology, ICT and Business Studies. 11 GCSEs (A*-C)
Occupation: 
Waiter at a Cafe/restaurant
Tan Sibanda-Madivan
Poole
United Kingdom
Languages:
English
March, 1995
Description
My name is Tan Sibanda-Madivani, I am 20-year-old male student who studies accounting and finance at Bournemouth University and currently in my second year. Although I live in the United Kingdom, I am originally from Gweru, Zimbabwe. I moved to the UK when I was 7 years old unfortunately I am not fluent in the native language however I do find it relatively easy to understand Shona. Growing up I never really knew my purpose in life and what I wanted to achieve for myself but it was until the year 2014. This was the year I first participated in voluntary work/project during my final year of 6th form. I volunteered to work with a youth project organised by Kent County Council called "Be Our Buddy Befriender". The purpose of this project was for the volunteer to dedicate a minimum of 3 hours a week to help young teenagers with minor autism and other cognitive difficulties, build their confidence and ability to socialise with others of similar age.

I participated in this project for 6 months, there were many responsibilities and duties which one had to do such as planning youth activities for them to attend, providing aid with their homework, socialising and most importantly introducing them to other teenagers who can also provide support in them forming friendship bonds with others. As from that moment, I realised that for me to be truly happy and have the sense of fulfilment in life is by helping others. The main reason why I would like to volunteer in Zimbabwe is because I believe that many of the citizens are progressing in life and travelling to other countries for professional reasons however there are a few who are helping those remaining in the country and in need.

My goal in life is to have my own business company in Zimbabwe, which employees the homeless. The reason why I seek to employ the homeless is because I strongly believe every individual needs a second chance in life, poverty cannot be tackled unless we provide them that first stepping stone to recovery.
Volunteering Experience
I have only participated in one voluntary experience, called "Be Our Buddy". Buddies (volunteer) are matched with a young person with a mild/moderate disability or social communication issue to support them to access mainstream activities that interest them, such as sporting activities, Brownies, Cubs, Dance, Art and Drama classes. Support the young person to develop positive relationships with their peers, develop their confidence and self-esteem as well as to share new experiences and have fun. Flexible but fully committed for a minimum of 2 hours per week for 6 months to a year. Be a consistent presence in the young person's life during this time. I took part in this experience for 6 months and committed a minimum of 4 hours of my time every Tuesday which was spent doing the various activities mentioned above. The reason why this experience ended is because it was now getting in the exam season and these were crucial exams for they were to decide which university I will attend.

The type of volunteering work I am currently seeking is one which focuses on working with young children and teenagers of any age in Africa, preferably in Zimbabwe but I am also open to others abroad.
Education
A levels: Mathematics, Psychology, ICT and Business Studies. 11 GCSEs (A*-C)
Occupation
Waiter at a Cafe/restaurant
Other Skills
Home Town

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