Mohamed’s story: Chasing his dream in Canada
Mohamed Hassan Mohamed came to Canada – and Saint John – in 2019, eager to forge a new life for himself. Originally from Somalia, he settled here intent on leveraging the business degree he earned years earlier at the University of Malaysia. More than anything, he wanted to become a Certified Professional Accountant, or CPA….
Matthew’s story: From frustration to success
Matthew, who is on the autism spectrum, has always been a quick study. For five years, he’s been involved in the Sistema music program for youth. But Matthew struggled with the physical side of playing the violin. This meant slow progress, and it frustrated him and left him feeling he wasn’t good enough. With the…
Madison’s story: the courage to seek a better future
Madison has struggled with significant mental health issues her entire life. At five years old, she was diagnosed with extreme anxiety and selective mutism. As she grew older, she was diagnosed with depression and social anxiety. She was targeted by bullies. By the time she got to high school, it all became too much and…