My name is Fatima, and I’m 21.
I was born in Madagascar, have lived in France since I was 16, and I have a little boy who I have raised alone.
For the last 6 months, I’ve had support from the team at the Initiatives au Féminin NGO in the Morbihan region of Brittany. Thanks to the NGO, I’ve been attending the "A chacune son métier" [A trade for everyone] course, for young women in Lorient’s working class neighbourhoods.
After a work placement in a creche in Lorient, I want to become a childcare assistant and go back to Madagascar to open a crèche for street children.
The Orange Foundation’s Amazing Women Award grant will enable me to fund my early childhood vocational course in 2017 and buy plane tickets for my son and me.
A message from Zohra Sahli, director of the NGO
"I’ve been struck by Fatima’s maturity and patience, and the energy she is putting into achieving her goal."