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A piece of handcrafted furniture has the ability to tell a powerful story, and at the Sparkways Youth Services program, the stories are what makes us unique. Moh confesses school was not for him, and now a Youth Services graduate believes the Certificate II in Building and Construction course gave him a more practical learning experience.

Alongside his peers and trainer, Moh created his pride and joy, his armchair, known as “The Moh Chair." With this piece of furniture, Moh put into action his building and construction theory, from having the vision, sketching it, and then working out the measurements to creating the finished product. Moh describes his armchair as a spot for chilling, sitting back and relaxing.

However, on a personal level it is more than this, he says: “I feel proud, I have made something,
and I tell everyone.”

From here, Moh has gone on to landscaping his front and backyard and creating more masterpieces such as a table and a workbench. He believes the key to his success and something he has learnt at TRY is to have patience. He admits, it is not rocket science, but now he has the patience to visualise, to work with his peers, and to create with timber – from here the possibilities are endless.