“I learnt a new language and adapted to a completely new environment and society. The student2student reading program helped me a lot with my literacy. It increased my confidence, which had a huge impact on me. I also attended Learning Club after school."
“Without Learning Club, I still would have tried really hard, but I don’t think I would have been able to get the grades that I have achieved.
“One day an invite came from The Smith Family to attend an information night at a technical college. The college presented unique opportunities for students to start a trade career through school-based apprenticeships.
“I’ve always had a passion for carpentry, since my father was a carpenter back in Africa. He used to tell me stories of how he and his best friend built a school. So I moved to the technical college and am currently focusing on completing a Certificate III in Construction.
“I now feel quite confident entering a male-dominated workforce. I feel that it will give me a chance to empower and encourage women to overcome stereotypes.”