Due to their precarity, her family was listed as ne3eding assistance on the neighbourhood register. A visit from Hope Enterprises followed, and Ekram was able to receive psycho-social support and some career advice. Since she had manual skills and showed determination, Hope offered her to join the woodwork vocational training course in Ayertena, which is a 2 year graduate training. Even though she was told that girls are scarce in this workshop, Ekram seized her chance! Besides the technical learning of using machine tools, she benefits from an entrepreneurial and project management course. These will prepare her well for the job market: private and public sector demand for furniture is in full swing. Half-way through the course, Ekram's self-confidence has grown, and she has learned to communicate well with her peers and teachers to advance her skills. She is now very motivated to start her own business once she graduates. Her main goal is to bring a stable income home and improve her family's living standards. Given her drive, there's a very good chance she will succeed.
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