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Young women in London find confidence and happiness through Street Elite training

5th Jun 2017

This year’s Street Elite programme has had a strong focus on supporting young women. Research by the University of Bath and the Young Women’s Trust shows there are significantly more young women who are not in education, employment or training in the UK than men (432,000 vs. 376,000). Strikingly, 66% of these women are economically inactive, mostly due to caring duties, family expectations or illness. 

Attia Mabud from Tower Hamlets, said: "I have enjoyed my time at Street Elite. This journey has been wonderful and I hope to stay in contact with these beautiful and most supporting ladies. Street Elite has helped me to become open and more confident, I have been able to overcome barriers which I previously would have avoided because they would make me feel uncomfortable. As a young Muslim woman, you often feel judged when going to new places or meeting new people, but Street Elite has helped me to become more confident and happy in myself, especially being able to work out and be with a group of women in a safe and positive space and I've been able to make lots of new friends. 

 Whenever I would need help, even if in personal situations, Tanya and Shedaine have always been there to encourage me, point me in the right direction and I've benefited a lot from their advice. 

Street Elite has not only made me fitter but it has helped me with my physical and mental health, I feel so much better in myself and much more productive after I have my sessions at Street Elite. Without the encouragement from Tanya and Shedaine I do not think that I would have come this far. I am looking forward to my work experience with Berkley as it is a new adventure for me and thanks to Street Elite I feel nothing but positive thoughts about the next stage of my life. "

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