What was your learning journey?
When I was 11 years old back home in Eritrea, I was one of the top students in the school and used to win prizes for my work weekly. Sadly, my mum had become paralysed and I had to leave school and stay home to care for her as nobody else could. This was a very difficult time in my life.
When I was 14 I came to the UK alone. It was tough living without my family and not being able to speak English. I went into foster care and this was also difficult because I didn't know the people, but I kept on. Education is so important to me; I never gave up on it. Even back home when I was caring for my mom I used to study every night.
I went to Weymouth College when I was 15 and studied ESOL Level 1 (English for Speakers of Other Languages) and my English started improving. I also studied both childcare and health and social care at Level 1.
I finished the childcare course before moving to London. I moved because I didn't have any friends and I had an aunty living in London. Once I settled I went to a college in Walthamstow and finished my health and social care course and completed the English Level 1 course.