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Sayarun

I didn’t go to school back home; for my generation it was normal and we were very poor. I came to London when I got married and never learned English till I heard about Heba from my neighbours. I enrolled in October 2011. It was my first time in a classroom. Since then, my English has improved immensely. I know road names, food names, spice names; now I can do the shopping on my own. I know the day of the week and the time in English, too.

I enjoy the social side of Heba, the parties and trips. I’ve been on three excursions with Heba, and this is how I learned to use the bus. I can take the D3 from near my house to Whitechapel or Bethnal Green, on my own.

I learnt English for myself and to help others who can’t speak English, like I couldn’t. In the future I would like to work. For now, I’m happy to volunteer at Heba with general housekeeping and tidying.

Sayarun

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KHALEDA BEGUM

I am in London for seven months. I am not that much confused about here life styles, people, transport. But I was really upset about my children’s education their admission and specially learning English. I am not outgoing person. So very few I go outside.

When I was upset about my children’s and my English skills as well, at that time I heard about HEBA from my neighbour. Me and my daughter learning English here. I am really enjoying my classes. Now I can communicate with my multi-cultural fellows, I introduce myself and I think my social communication is developing. I can easily manage to do group work with them and I really enjoy that. But still I can not spell and pronounce the big words and make the sentences as well. My plan is I want to continue to HEBA unless I learn proper English.

I have recently enrolled at HEBA for sewing classes. I have finished four sessions. In fact I am enjoying my sewing too. I want to learn it for me and my family. In future, like with in 1-2 years I want to walk freely in my local areas, shopping centres, parks and my target is I want to confidently talk with people and interact with them.

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RUKSANA BEGUM

I am in London for seven months. I came here on October 2011. When I first came, I was so scared of everything, like; Life style, Transport system, Education. Moreover I was very confused about everything.

Most of the time I stayed at home. Without my aunty I was not able to go outside.

I was worried about my English as well. I was thinking to develop my English skills. Then I heard about HEBA from one of my friend.

After joined here I am really improving my English and social communication proficiencies. Here I meet with multi-cultural people and now I can communicate with them. Day by day I am coming out from my confusing situation. Now I can easily do my shopping in local area. When I walk on the street or park I feel free. At this moment I am doing my English and Sewing classes at HEBA. With my sewing I am thinking, if I could learn it properly I will try to do a small business, Like; sew others clothes and dresses. My plan with English that after learned it properly I will apply for colleges and I want to be an IT professional.

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KHALEDA BEGUM

I am in London for seven months. I am not that much confused about here life styles, people, transport. But I was really upset about my children’s education their admission and specially learning English. I am not outgoing person. So very few I go outside.

When I was upset about my children’s and my English skills as well, at that time I heard about HEBA from my neighbour. Me and my daughter learning English here. I am really enjoying my classes. Now I can communicate with my multi-cultural fellows, I introduce myself and I think my social communication is developing. I can easily manage to do group work with them and I really enjoy that. But still I can not spell and pronounce the big words and make the sentences as well. My plan is I want to continue to HEBA unless I learn proper English.

I have recently enrolled at HEBA for sewing classes. I have finished four sessions. In fact I am enjoying my sewing too. I want to learn it for me and my family. In future, like with in 1-2 years I want to walk freely in my local areas, shopping centres, parks and my target is I want to confidently talk with people and interact with them.

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RUKSANA BEGUM

I am in London for seven months. I came here on October 2011. When I first came, I was so scared of everything, like; Life style, Transport system, Education. Moreover I was very confused about everything. Most of the time I stayed at home. Without my aunty I was not able to go outside.

I was worried about my English as well. I was thinking to develop my English skills. Then I heard about HEBA from one of my friend.

After joined here I am really improving my English and social communication proficiencies. Here I meet with multi-cultural people and now I can communicate with them. Day by day I am coming out from my confusing situation. Now I can easily do my shopping in local area. When I walk on the street or park I feel free. At this moment I am doing my English and Sewing classes at HEBA. With my sewing I am thinking, if I could learn it properly I will try to do a small business, Like; sew others clothes and dresses. My plan with English that after learned it properly I will apply for colleges and I want to be an IT professional.

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Johanna

I am a self employed piano teacher in the Bethnal Green area. When I started the course at HEBA women’s project I had no experience of using a computer but since completing one year of the course I now have my own computer and being able now to use email and Word this has enabled me to write reports on pupils, send letters to parents. These new skills have been very useful in improving the standard of my work and have brought me into the modern world!

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