Learning to crawl again 

Seinab came from Somalia to start a new life with her family and struggled with daily life without knowing the language. 

I was well educated in Somalia and had dreamed of becoming a doctor but the civil war got in the way and we relocated to a whole new world. When I moved to this country, I felt like a child learning to crawl again. I couldn’t understand the language and felt lost. I wanted to help my children but didn’t have the resources. I felt like I had handed someone the keys to my life.

The courses have helped my relationship with my children – more than just homework. They see me learning and being a good student. We communicate better and we all gain new skills. I’ve become a more solid person.

Talking of the bond the group of parents has, Seinab says: ‘We all come from different worlds but support each other to become more positive.’ 

Education has given me the keys to my own life. I’m now in charge of my own destiny. 

The courses have helped my relationship with my children – more than just homework. They see me learning and being a good student. We communicate better and we all gain new skills. I’ve become a more solid person.

Seinab

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