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Bulend Murad

Bulend’s journey over the last few years started with taking up the recommendation of a neighbour and signing up for English literacy and numeracy classes with Crisis Skylight in 2011 to get out of the house and on with his life. He made impressive progress up two levels and this gave him the base he needed to go on to participate in several other courses and types of voluntary activity, as well as cut his medication by half.

Crisis helped Bulend discover he has severe dyslexia and he has since become very involved in finding ways to work with his dyslexia. Bulend and his tutor at Crisis Skylight, Annette, tell the story in the next two pages. He now volunteers in classes at Crisis Skylight, and at Spitalfields City Farm.

Bulend also produced two short video clips and audio pieces for us, with accompanying transcripts.

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Learner Bulend

Tutor Annette

 Bulend’s Story