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Ethiopian Mother Receives Employment Offer after Completing CNA Training

Filed in Employment Facilitation News by on May 14, 2018

Winta hails from Ethiopia. At the age of 26, she was forced to abandon her education in her home country and flee for safety. She sought asylum in San Diego in 2006, and after arrival, Winta struggled and lived with a variety of roommates until she was able to obtain a work permit.

One day, while visiting a neighboring business at the Nile Sisters Development Initiative ( NSDI ) office complex, Winta walked in to learn more about vocational training programs. Months later, she enrolled in the certified nursing assistant ( CNA ) program in order to gain new skills required of an entry-level healthcare career.

Winta calls her new host community (San Diego) as “very accepting” upon her arrival. She says, “I never really had a home. I never felt stable. San Diego is home.” Upon completing the enhanced CNA training, Winta received an employment offer in the healthcare sector. She says she is inspired and hopeful to continue her education and healthcare work to support her young daughter.

NSDI gratefully acknowledges CNA program support from the following entities:
John Krakauer Charitable Trust»
The Cynthia and George Mitchell Foundation»
Canale Communications Inc.»

Financial partners like you help Nile Sisters extend life-changing opportunities to underserved populations.

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