Evangel story

28 March 2018

“She’s friendly and she’s kind. She’s good at making friends and she makes everyone laugh. She brightens your day. You can’t be cranky when Evangel is around.” Aiga, Evangel’s friend.

They say a person’s life is best measured by how they make others feel and Evangel as her name suggests, leaves a trail of cheer where ever she goes.

In this guest blog, One Endeavour cover story star Evangel, reveals what gives her such a bright spark and what life is really like after school for a social and fun-loving teenager.

Hello, I’m Evangel and I’m 17 years old.

Most people know me as a kind, loving, caring person who loves to socialise – AKA a social-butterfly-chatterbox.

Recently I graduated from Logan City Special School, so now I go to Endeavour Foundation’s Learning & Lifestyle in Kingston – and I love it.

I was very thankful that some of my friends from school are also at Endeavour Foundation, but I’ve made a lot of new friends too.

At the end of the day, my mum always asks “did you have fun?” and I say, “Yes I did, I had HEAPS of fun”. 

The two things that are most important to me in my daily life are friends and fun.

And with that, I need to have variety, to be active, have a vibrant social life and do creative activities and thankfully we do all of those and more at Endeavour Foundation.

If you are wondering what your life would be like after you graduate, it’s good to know that at Endeavour Foundation it is similar to school.

For example we do courses and learning, but on top of that we do things that I never did in school. Activities we do include going to fun places like swimming and trampolining or when we stay at the Centre we do other cool stuff like music.

My dream is to pursue my passions of music, children and animals.

My two loves of pop music and singing come together when we do karaoke and I LOVE doing it.

Every Friday we do a session called The Kingstones, where we form a band and practice voice and percussion.

We also do virtual learning, it’s really fun. It’s like you are in the real world, but not – it’s where you want to be. At the moment I’m doing a course on how to use an ATM – it’s partly Virtual Reality and partly done outdoors, with an in-class element too.

I like to do all the activities and maybe that’s enhanced by the people I do it with.

The Manager of Kingston, Andrew is the funniest guy. He’s also very strict, kind and lovely.

I get along with the workers because they are hilarious and very helpful, and they are great cooks too – bonus!

If you are afraid to try something new, like coming to Endeavour Foundation, don’t be. We are very friendly.

On my first day I remember I was a bit nervous but I went anyway and everyone was very welcoming. We did a lot of fun and cool things and they even cooked us a BBQ for lunch.

If you are looking for a great group of people to hang with after school, you should come see us.

You’ll make lots of new friends for many years!

Contact us to find out how we can support you

Share:    



Other blogs and information you maybe interested in

How to be a good friend to someone with an intellectual disability

Friendship and community at times are everything.

Be it a shoulder, an ear, a high five, a laugh, a lesson and sometimes if we are lucky, a lifetime; the people in our lives help us fulfil a universal human desire – connection.

What is Autism?

We asked one of our employees, Alex, to write this blog. Alex has 28 years of lived experience with autism, which he was very happy to write about. It’s worth noting that these are his words.

How the NDIS can help you make and keep friends

Friends can be a wonderful part of our lives, enabling us to share fun times and activities together, as well as sharing our troubles.

The lowdown on transport under NDIS

How does transport wonder under the NDIS? What options are available? We answer your questions here.

Battle of the Bands rocks Brisbane

We held our inaugural Battle of the Bands Brisbane on 21 May — based on the successful Sunshine Coast event that was started six years ago — at the iconic Eatons Hill Hotel where the likes of Prince, Powderfinger and Rita Ora have performed.

TW Aerobic Ribbon Dancers 2019

A look at QArt

Envision a purpose-built art studio in the creative capital of Australia with nineteen professional artists at work. Welcome to QArt Studio.