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New Certified Nursing Assistant Vocational Training Graduate from Nigeria

Filed in Employment Facilitation News by on December 10, 2015

Originally from Nigeria, Adenike O. and her children escaped their home country and arrived in the United States in October 2014 after her husband’s family had targeted Adenike’s twelve-year-old daughter for female genital mutilation (FGM) and threatened Adenike’s family with harm if they failed to comply. To protect her daughter, Adenike chose to abandon her own business and comfortable Nigerian life to embark upon a treacherous journey to the United States, where she ultimately sought family asylum.

Elizabeth Lou, Beverly Haines, and Adenike O.

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L to R | Elizabeth Lou, Beverly Haines, Adenike O.

In Nigeria, Adenike had earned her bachelor’s degree in educational management. For several years, she worked for a national bank and also ran her own distribution business. Upon arriving in San Diego as a newly single parent, Adenike had to rely upon public assistance, but she was determined to better her life and more adequately provide for her children.

After a colleague recommended that Adenike learn about Nile Sisters California certified nursing assistant (CNA) vocational training, Adenike visited the office and enrolled in the 22-day program. On her first attempts, she passed both the didactic and practice portions of the licensing exams. She also enrolled in Nile Sisters driver’s license training and obtained her California driver’s license. Nile Sisters employment facilitation programs also helped Adenike to craft a powerful résumé and strengthen her interviewing skills, which led to her new career at a health center in San Diego.

We commend Adenike’s brave and tenacious spirit as we gratefully acknowledge two mission partners who invest in the Nile Sisters employment facilitation programs:
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The Office of Refugee Resettlement»

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