Country of origin: Pakistan
Ethnicity: Pakistani / Italian
NoorJahan came to the UK with her children nearly 30 years ago, joining her husband who had arrived one year earlier. Before she came, she had stayed with her family in Italy for a while. In the UK, she was kept busy looking after her home and raising her children.
NoorJahan first heard about JAN Trust through a friend who was attending English classes at the centre. When her friend told her about other classes and services that JAN Trust offers NoorJahan was keen on developing her ICT skills and working towards a certificate. “I use a lot from what I learnt on the course” NoorJahan told JAN Trust.
Currently, NoorJahan is studying with us for a City and Guilds accredited Fashion course. She first learned to sew from her mother but wanted to formalise her skills, and gain a qualification. She loves the course!
When asked why she had decided to come to JAN Trust and what she enjoyed about coming to the centre NoorJahan told us “I want to learn something … I want to get out of my home.” Coming to the centre helps her to feel less stressed and depressed. “I talk to everyone. Everyone likes me!” She told us that she is very happy to have the opportunity to meet women from different cultures and backgrounds here. “Every type of women are here, every culture, every religion, you come to know everything.”
NoorJahan had a lot of praise for Director Sajda Mughal OBE and her teachers. “They help me more, explaining everything. Sajda is helpful. The teachers are very nice.”