Financial support from sponsors provided the assistance that May and her siblings needed to get the most from their education and build a better future.
This long-term Learning for Life sponsorship that May received from The Smith Family helped her stay motivated at school, gain confidence and break the cycle of disadvantage.
"In my younger years, The Smith Family helped with paying for new school uniforms, pens and pencils, pencil cases and books. At university, the sponsorship helped with purchasing textbooks and traveling back and forth from uni."
Knowing there was somebody supporting her education inspired May to strive to do her best.