Abdul was part of The Smith Family’s Learning for Life program for two years and credits the support with helping him graduate recently with an Advanced Diploma of Accounting and secure an accounting position with a major firm. His younger siblings continue to receive Learning for Life support.
“The financial support from the Learning for Life program helped me and my family in so many ways. Importantly, it helped to cover my course fees, which I otherwise wouldn’t have been able to afford. I wouldn’t have been able to study at all without the help.
The program gave me courage and faith that my brothers and sisters and I are accessing the same educational opportunities as every other kid. The financial support helps my parents to purchase school items that may otherwise be too expensive to afford. It personally allowed me to focus on my study without stressing about finances.
The best thing about being in the Learning for Life program is the support, encouragement and opportunities that are given to those who may not be able to afford their study expenses; to have that hope that everything is going to be fine.
All I had to do was prove to myself that with the financial help I could be successful and be the person I had dreamed of being.
Now that I have proudly graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Accounting, I will work for a few years to support my family and then I’d love to go to University and get a degree to qualify as an accountant. I am very grateful for my success, so I will try and give all the support I can to my parents to now help my siblings achieve their future goals.”
Abdul, Learning for Life student