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Londoners’ Stories about the 1948 Olympic Games and London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Taneesha Roberts. Single Mother

Taneesha Roberts
Single Mother

My name is Taneesha and this is my Testimony.

In a sense, it will make a difference. But the only thing that is actually a worry to me is the fact that: when they have finished with the Olympics what are they going to do with the building? You know because, there is so many things for the youngsters or the youth or the next generation today. They don’t really have much things to do, they got no community centres. So that’s the kind of thing I’m worried about: I’d like to see something happen for the next generation. Having two children myself, you need to see something for the younger generation because if you don’t have anything, it’s not going to make a difference.

Basically, like the children have sport days at school, they should actually have a way of having a day for the children to have their own children or Olympics, kind of thing, or the young generation to make them have a taste of what it actually feels like to be in the sports or the athletes’ shoes, you know. Because there are so many things that the younger generation can do or should do, but no one has actually given them the opportunity or opened the door for them.



Lorenzo Belenguer - Lead Artist