REHANA ABDULLA of Awaaz Centre won the North West Region Outstanding Learner Award for the year 2008
Rehana worked in a deprived inner city ward of Manchester as a teaching assistant for children with special educational needs. As a single mum of two young children, Rehana wanted to help her children more with their homework and increase her job prospects. She came to Awaaz centre in September 2007 and successfully completed a number of literacy and numeracy qualifications, fitting these around her busy schedule.
As a result of her hard work she applied and has been accepted on to a BA Honors course in social work at Salford University, opening the way for her to pursue a career in the sector.
Rehana’s determination and drive are amazing. Despite numerous commitments she’s always devoted time and effort to her learning. She is a very deserving winner.