Case study – Zahrah

Zahrah* is 22 years old, divorced, bringing up a small child and living with her impoverished parents.

She was desperate to make a contribution, but without the marketable skills or self-confidence to obtain work. Encouraged by her parents she enrolled at the VTC and has learned secretarial skills, communication in the workplace, email, administration and report-writing. Her work placement as a secretary for Jericho Municipality’s Social Services inspired her to begin a part-time degree in Public Services. Meanwhile her placement employers were so impressed by her they have recommended her for a secretarial post for which she has now applied.

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*In accordance with Y Care International’s Protection of Vulnerable Young People’s Policy, all names of beneficiaries featured in these case studies have been changed.