– Trent, student sponsor
Having benefited from the support of The Smith Family many years ago, Trent recently began sponsoring a Learning for Life student.
“My parents fled Vietnam as refugees in the early 1980s when I was still a baby. We literally had nothing when we arrived and would have been lost without the support of charitable organisations.
Education has always been the ticket to a secure life in the eyes of my parents. It’s one of the things they missed out on, being migrants. They’ve had to work in low skilled jobs for most of their lives, due to a lack of formal education and language barriers, so they’ve always pushed me hard to achieve.
I’ve finished my university study and am now working in stable and rewarding employment, which has given me a regular income and the chance to give something back.
Any support that can be offered to disadvantaged young people which allows them to get a foothold into a stable education, gives them opportunities they might not otherwise have. This is why I’m really happy to support Learning for Life.”