Asma came to the UK from Pakistan with basic English language skills and initially found it difficult to integrate into British society. She discovered JAN Trust through a friend and decided to enrol on an ESOL and an IT course. She successfully passed these courses and took part in our Skills for Life course and several other workshops. Asma is now studying childcare at a College of Further Education and has aspirations to become a Teaching Assistant.
Sediqah arrived in the UK from Afghanistan, having fled the war torn country without understanding a word of English. Sediqah was referred to JAN Trust by her friend and subsequently enrolled on an English course, later progressing onto the Financial Literacy workshops. Sediqah was passionate about learning and also enrolled in an IT course and employment workshop. After successfully completing all the courses, JAN Trust assisted her in finding a job. She is now successfully employed within the financial services sector.
Omaima came to the UK from Egypt with no English. She was guided to JAN Trust by her local masjid. Omaima initially enrolled at JAN Trust to do an ESOL course where she progressed rapidly. She continued her learning by studying for a NVQ in Fashion & Design with JAN Trust. She was also given assistance in writing her CV and training was provided to help build her confidence. Through her hard work, Omaima secured a place at the London College of Fashion and has gone on to become a fashion designer.
Amira came to the UK from Iraq. Before joining JAN Trust she was unaware of other cultures and religions. At JAN Trust she became involved in several projects including civic participation and interfaith exchanges. From here, she developed her knowledge and interest of other cultures and religions which led her to study politics and religion.
Muna is originally from Somalia. She fled to the UK as a refugee and suffered immense trauma as a result of her experience. Following her marriage, she suffered domestic abuse and violence at the hands of her husband. Muna was aware of JAN Trust's support for women suffering domestic violence and came to see us as a neutral party she could speak to. When she arrived at JAN Trust she was depressed, unhappy, and lacked confidence and social skills. Two years on, with the support of JAN Trust, Muna has left her abusive relationship, gained new skills and is a much more confident woman with a sense of self worth. She is currently working as a care worker and also volunteers, helping other women suffering from domestic abuse and violence.