When her mum passed away just before Ruth’s 17th birthday, Ruth felt she had lost everything. She never expected that her sponsor and Learning for Life Coordinators would become her extended family, and they helped Ruth to achieve her mum’s greatest wish.
“Education was very important to my mum. I don’t think she graduated when she was younger, but she went back to study. Mum always told me that education is key to your future and that’s something that’s stuck with me,” said Ruth.
“To lose your mum at such an age and then to not have anyone else around you, it’s a big thing.”
Watch the video to see how support from The Smith Family helped Ruth in her time of greatest need.