SARAH HALL-CRAGGS - COMMUNITY LEAD MILE END CHILDREN'S CENTRE
"I managed Tara for nearly 5 years. Tara has a big heart and wants everyone to do as well as possible. Her work with young men in prison and with vulnerable families has been transformational, her candidates gain confidence, skills and hope for the future."
ANN-MARIE FLETCHER - PROJECT MANAGER FAMILY ACTION
“I am delighted to endorse Tara Khanom, I was Tara’s manager for six years, and know first hand the skills, experience and passion she brings to her work.
Tara’s attention to detail is second to none and she consistently went the extra mile for her service users and in 2009 came runner up for A London Child Poverty Award, which she gained by supporting hundreds of parents into employment!”
LILU AHMED - FAMILIES PROJECT MANAGER
“I have managing Tara for 2 years at the Bromley by Bow centre. As her manager, I have seen Tara as a hardworking, kind and motivated individual with a positive approach to everything she does. I have also worked closely with her at the Mile End Children's Centre. I have seen her raising clients' aspirations at different levels by creating opportunities for them to reach their full potential. I have also benefitted personally from attending her meditation course which she has been dedicated to on a voluntary basis. She is a role model in the community and has positively impacted the lives of so many.”
SUE DENNING - EDUCATION AND HEALTH CONSULTANT
“I managed Tara for 1 year. Tara has a positive, calm manner, is excellent at forward planning and encourages team working and collaboration. I greatly benefitted from Tara's commitment to serving the community, effective contribution to team goals and constructive social skills. I recommend Tara 100%!”
"I have had the privilege of knowing Tara through the Children centre of my borough. I just arrived from France with my family and I did not know anyone.
Tara was like an angel sent to me. She helped me in so many ways. She understood how difficult it was for me to settle in the UK with 2 very young children so she enrolled me in classes where I could learn English and where I could build again my confidence. I also volunteered with her and she encouraged me to find a job.
I will never forget how extraordinary she was with me and other families. Tara never judges anyone and has always this powerful and positive words that makes you feel more confident than ever."
"I met Tara as I was looking for a job. I had come to England upon recommendation for my previous work and had never really had to apply or look for a position before. I also had lost my confidence after staying at home raising my child for a couple of year; Tara managed to see my abilities and volunteering opportunities so that I could gain my confidence back. She motivated me and helped me to raise my aspirations.
She helped me write my CV, cover letters, job search and personal statement.
Tara is a very helpful person, she is well able to understand people in their strength and weakness and in a very humble and friendly way will manage to correct you. She is very skilled at writing and always has been extremely respectful. She certainly helped me gained confidence again and I would highly recommend her knowledge and professionalism to anyone."
''I have known Tara for around 7 years through the local children's centre. It didn't take Tara long to recognise my needs and skills therefore helping me to focus on what type of work I wanted to do, whilst my daughter was still young.
I began volunteering at the centre and built my confidence with Tara being my line manager I excelled. She always looked out for my wellbeing and sign posted me to training and other opportunities. Tara is kind, calm and a great listener, always ready to help others''
"I met Tara 7 years ago when I came from Portugal. I didn't know anyone in England, but I met Tara at the local children's centre and she became my mentor and advisor.
I enrolled on her courses and completed my Level 1 & 2 Numeracy and Literacy. She also organised volunteering opportunities for me, which gave me the confidence to secure my first role as a Healthcare Assistant.
I now work full-time and currently I am studying at university. Tara has motivated me and her support helped me raise my aspirations."
REBECCA CHEETHAM CHILDREN'S CENTRE
'' The team have fed back that they found the activities to be fun and informative. I believe that Tara did exceptionally well (considering we have a very bubbly team). Tara explained things clearly and was able to elaborate where necessary to answer questions and queries. Her warm character enable us to feel relaxed and at ease throughout the training. The meditation session at the end of the course was a great way to reflect, unwind and find inner peace.
I would recommend training from this organisation to anyone and everyone as it is very rare to find such dedicated and passionate facilitators. My team have highlighted how we should do more sessions like this as they found it to be a good team bonding experience which they really enjoyed.
Thank you for your delivery and your efforts, it was much appreciated.''