Jamal’s story

We worked together for 20 weeks on the boxing and mentoring programme, helping to build Jamal’s confidence and resilience. We also mentored Jamal on the benefits of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle.

Bristol based 16-25 Independent People referred Jamal to us. He had found himself on a troubled journey and arrived in Bristol after making his way from Somalia via Italy and London. Unfortunately, Jamal was living on the streets before being helped into supported housing by 16-25. We worked together for 20 weeks on the boxing and mentoring programme, helping to build Jamal’s confidence and resilience. We also mentored Jamal on the benefits of nutrition and a healthy lifestyle. By the end of his time with Empire, Jamal was living in independent housing and was working for Royal Mail at the sorting office.