Nadia’s Story – A Thriving Futures Academy Candidate

19 Mar 2021
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“I believe that nothing is impossible, with study and practice, I can do anything. I’m always hungry to learn and love to share my experiences with people.”

Growing up in Egypt, Nadia completed a Bachelor of Educational Arts and worked as an art teacher in Cairo. One of her favourite parts of the job was seeing the happiness on each child’s face as they learnt new skills and created pieces of art. Nadia’s passion for working with children and helping them develop and grow was ignited – she knew that this was a sector she wanted to be a part of.

Following the Egyptian Revolution in 2011, Nadia and her husband migrated to Australia and settled in Port Hedland.

Nadia quickly immersed herself in the community and commenced English lessons at the local TAFE. When her children are at school and playgroup, Nadia volunteers at various workshops for children and is involved in multicultural community initiatives and meetings. She continues to develop her art and graphic design skills and is currently working on a submission for The Jury Art Prize.

“The community here (Port Hedland) is really great, people are so friendly and we’ve made friendships easily, we’re happy here; there are lots of activities and facilities for the whole family to enjoy.”

Nadia was attracted to the Thriving Futures Academy as it’s a program that will give her the opportunity to develop her skills and gain experience in early childhood and care services; as a mother of two young children, the program allows her the flexibility to look after her children and study at the same time – something she is very grateful for.

Nadia brings a positive and upbeat attitude to everything she does and is very excited to begin this journey.


Thriving Futures Academy

The Thriving Futures Academy is a work readiness program focused on cultivating, nurturing and developing a sustainable early learning workforce in the Thriving Futures regions.

Building on the success of the Thriving Futures project, the ACADEMY provides candidates an accelerated entry pathway into early learning and outside school hours’ care settings, resulting in more families accessing high quality care for their children.