Paulo started to access Mahdlo in October 2021, initially only engaging with our basketball sessions as they gave him somewhere to go that had the sport he loved with no financial barriers. Every time he wanted to play, it cost 50p. If he went to other sports centres in Oldham, he could have been paying up to £4.50 per visit.
Through engaging at Mahdlo, Paulo has built really positive relationships with the staff as well as developing lots of new friendshsips. He is now part of Mahdlo’s senior basketball team and engages with activities throughout the offer.
Paulo is more confident, and has been recognised for his positive attitude by the Mahdlo team and other young people. He has been invited on celebration trips as a reward for his attitude across Mahdlo.