Kenny Rae has been passionate about video games for most of his life, seeking comfort in consoles as he struggled with shyness while growing up.
Now the adult learner has opened up about how sharing his computing skills with others during lockdown helped him to come out of his shell.
The 37-year-old, from the Seaton area of Aberdeen, has even received a top award for his work with an education charity over the past year.
Kenny said his efforts with the Worker’s Educational Association (WEA)’s Reach Out project has really helped him to become a more outgoing person.
Over his 10 years benefiting from the Reach Out initiative, which works with marginalised and vulnerable people, Kenny said he has learned all kinds of new skills and overcome many difficulties.
Learning new skills in the pandemic
When the pandemic started, Reach Out projects were moved online.
At that point, Kenny started threads on the WEA’s social media pages to discuss his love of video…