Amazing women



“To get my driving licence to gain independence!”

Soumia, training to help elderly people

My name is Soumia, and I’m 18. I was born in Morocco and I received part of my education there, until I was 17. I arrived in France at the start of 2016 and I currently live in Loches, Centre-Val de Loire. I am alone as my family rejected me, but I have not let that bring me down and I am still determined!

My training

In Morocco I received a scientific education, but I have always been interested in helping elderly people. I soon started to study for a vocational diploma in Social Care. Thanks to the Loches Local Mission, I started training at the Apprentis d’Auteuil Sainte Jeanne d’Arc Vocational Training Centre!

My dream

My main dream is to successfully pass my course. I would also like to get my driving licence so I can get about more easily. Once I have my diploma, I will be able to work more independently. I would be able to work by travelling to elderly people’s homes in rural areas, make a living and finally be totally independent!

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