Success through Hard Work and Support

“I wanted to learn as much as possible so that I could help my family.”

I came to the United States from Ethiopia with my family. We had been here for a couple of months when my two sisters, my mother, and I were given an opportunity to come to the LDS Humanitarian Center to learn work skills and take English classes. This was my first job and I wanted to be successful. I wanted to learn as much as possible so that I could help my family.

The classes at the LDS Humanitarian Center helped me understand how to live and work in the United States. I started English in one of the low level classes. When it was time for me to find a job, I was in the highest class available.

The teachers, my mentor, my job coach trainer, and my friends, all helped me to achieve my goals. I learned to do all of the job assignments in my work area. I also became a forklift driver. I found that with hard work and their support, I could not only help my family progress, but I could also accomplish anything I put my mind to. 

I hope that someday, I can help someone in their journey as I have been helped in mine.”

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