I joined the PAC project because as a young survivor of domestic abuse, I want to make safe places for young people, I want to give them the voice that they deserve. St Helens took me in when we fled, I want to give back. I just hope to show people that young people are amazing people, that need places to thrive. Through the PAC project, we can really make an impact, especially as it’s a project run by young people.
It’s something I have always been passionate about. I ran to be a youth parliament member before I moved to Merseyside, I have always wanted to give youth a voice and provide a safe place for young people to thrive, to reduce youth violence as it is something no young person should have to be around. We all want to make the places we live a safe place for the people we care about, the PAC project is the way to continue this change, and to start a domino effect, so that the project out lives us.
“I joined the PAC project because as a young survivor of domestic abuse, I want to make safe places for young people, I want to give them the voice that they deserve.”
It has been such a beneficial opportunity to be employed to do something I am passionate about. The training has been so beneficial, and I see myself using this for years to come. The project is something that has allowed me to develop communication skills, writing skills, research skills and so much more. It is something I am proud to be apart of. I can’t wait to see what comes next!
You can read more about Iysha’s story in the St Helen Star.