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Monday 18 December 2017

Apprentice star will help young dyslexics

Pamela Uddin
Pamela Uddin

Apprentice star Pamela Uddin has opened up about the bullying she endured at school because of her dyslexia and stammer - and now hopes to help young people.

The inspirational businesswoman who splits her time between Dublin and London wasn't actually diagnosed as having dyslexia until she was about 14.

"I always kind of stuck out like a sore thumb both in primary school and secondary school," she said.

The 24-year-old wants to make sure that the next generation of young entrepreneurs don't have to endure the bullying, anguish and feelings of isolation that she went through.

Consultancy

She has set up her own business, Pamela Uddin Consultancy, which aims to support the needs of people with dyslexia and other learning disabilities by providing advice to schools and businesses in both the public and private sector.

"It depends on what the school wants from the consultancy, but I offer a range of things," she said.

Pamela, who is from Waterford, said that she can advise, students, teachers and parents - helping to realise the potential of people with dyslexia and stammers. She was a candidate on Series 10 of the BBC's The Apprentice.

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