After being held captive by a family for 8 years and forced to work unpaid every day, Cindy* finally found freedom.

She came to the Freedom Hub just last year with dreams of becoming an aged care worker. Her motivation and tenacity immediately identified her as a scholarship candidate. Money donated to the Freedom Hub this year helped fund Cindy’s scholarship. Attending our Survivor School classes she studied; Australian Culture, Confident Communication, Computer Skills, Work Ready Skills, Budgeting, Office Skills, Swimming and Yoga.

Mid year she entered our work experience program and was offered two weeks paid work experience with an employment partner. They liked her so much they offered her a permanent job! Following work experience Cindy started a Certificate III in Individual Support at TAFE. This was a huge step towards achieving her dream.

Last week she graduated and is looking forward to starting work as an aged carer.

We asked Cindy a few questions about her time with The Freedom Hub so far:

1. What did the Freedom Hub assist you? “The Freedom Hub knew my situation and took it seriously. They helped find me great places to study and gain work experience.”

2. What do you like most about being at the Freedom Hub?”They are kind, friendly, caring and understood what has happened to me.”

3. What did you learn from the work experience program?”The work experience program provided me with new skills. I learnt great customer service, time management and team work. I especially love the team that I work with.”

4.What are you future plans? “My future plans are to use the skills I have gained from the work experience and do my best finding the job that’s the best for me.”

Want to help survivors of modern slavery in Australia rebuild their lives and thrive? Contact us at [email protected]

*To protect the identity of our client we have changed the name and used a photo model.