Apande Gong

Manager / Senior Support Practitioner

Originally from South Sudan, I have come to love this country for everything it has to offer. I have been with Youth Housing Project for 6 years as housing support worker and recently became the senior housing support worker. My role consists of supporting young people with their day to day activities such as getting them to re-engage with education, getting a job and in gaining independent living skills. We do this by walking beside young people, not on them, in front or behind them, but beside them. The objective is to empower the young person to reach their full potential. I believe everything happens for a reason and if I have made a difference in one young person’s life in all the 6 years I have been with YHP then I think that is all the reason I need to do this job.