Recommendation by VICKIE ABEL
In 2009 Boubacar Dembele masterminded an IT project to develop a website for the Friends of Caversham Court Gardens, a community group working with Reading Borough Council to preserve a historic garden on the Thames.
As chair of the group, and having only basic IT skills myself, I asked Highdown School for help. Boubacar was the right man for the task: a great communicator, he has a relaxed manner which puts people at ease so that the real issues can be discussed. Boubacar established a good rapport both with the youngsters working on the website and with the older folk grappling with new technology.
Boubacar showed a great deal of patience and understanding of our needs, whilst keeping the youngsters motivated and on track. The learners later trained one of our committee members to maintain the website, an inspiring example of young people working to help their local community. All thanks to Boubacar Dembele.