My name is Vijay, an average 24 year old who has discovered over the last year what a great place Threeways Centre is. You may know how much this incredible place has to offer the community of North Halifax, but what you may not see is how much it can change an everyday persons life, like me..for the better..this is my story!
Finishing school in 2006 with excellent grades, it was the first time in my life I had to make a significant decision. What did I want to do with my life? The answer at the time was, nothing, and before long you could say ëI had gone off the railsíMore through being forced to by family rather than by choice, I had various jobs, none of which lasted very long, generally due to my poor timekeeping. The truth is, I was lazy and had a total lack of determination. Then, when I really wanted a job, I couldn’t find one.
That’s when, 2 years ago, I found myself at a real loose end. I had no prospects, no confidence and was just on a real downer with everything. Weeks, months and then a year had gone by when despite countless applications, I still found myself jobless and running out of hope.Thatís when the JobCentre told me about the Threeways Centre. I was sceptical initially but had nothing to lose by going up there and seeing what all the fuss was about. Thatís was undoubtedly the best decision I have ever made.
I began as a volunteer on the Sports Centre reception. After a couple of weeks, I felt a better person, the faith people put in me and the great feedback I was receiving made my confidence come back. For the first time in ages, I had a smile on my face. After a couple months, I was offered the opportunity to be a part of a project generating my own wage, I had no second thoughts in jumping at the chance.
After almost two years of doing the magazine, an opportunity arose to work within the conferencing centre at Threeways. This was something that really appealed to me, I am now the manager of the Conferencing Centre and within almost two years we have grown the business enormously. Our users range from small and medium sized business companies and charities through to various Council and NHS groups. I intend to stay here at Threeways and continue to build the conferencing along with other aspects of the site with help and guidance from the team here.
I have proved to myself that to matter what it is, if you put your mind to it, you can do it! I would like to say thank you to The Threeways Centre and everybody involved with it as it has genuinely changed my life for the better!