Soroptimists of Haverfordwest were approached by Kim Allen, Communities at Work within Pembrokeshire County Council after she saw one of our Soroptimists “What and who we are” leaflets. She thought “These are the ladies who may be able to help Adama” who was one of her clients.
Adama 31, originally from the Gambia has resided in Wales for most of her life and has always dreamt of becoming a nurse but getting there was proving difficult. Thanks to Kim, Adama was helped to apply to the NHS Apprenticeship Scheme. From the 700 who applied, Adama was one of 16 successful applicants. In order to complete her studies, she would need easy access to a computer to undertake her coursework alongside her work at the hospital and looking after her 4 year old son.
Soroptimists transform the lives and status of women and girls through education, empowerment and enabling opportunities, so this was a perfect opportunity to step in as a Club and support Adama.
We purchased a Laptop and printer for Adama and at our last dinner meeting 3rd November we were able to present these to her. Adama was overcome with our gift, which will support her dream and reality of becoming a nurse and she is so excited to step to the challenge.
In the picture are members of SI Haverfordwest Club, and front row Kim Allen, Adama and President Deena Irving.