The St Paul's Catholic Primary School Community Hub Leader has been supporting an African mum at the school in completing her Diploma in Community Services. Mum has struggled at times in completing some of her modules. The Hub Leader assisted mum with researching information for her assignments utilising the computers and internet available in the Community Hub.
Mum required to complete 200 hours of practical placement within a community organisation to complete her studies. She was concerned about not having a placement and had not received any assistance from her course provider. Mum also required a placement close to public transport and within school hours.
Unfortunately within the Logan area every organisation was saturated with students on placement, with some organisations having up to six students. The Hub Leader sat with this mum for two afternoons ringing community organisations in the area.
Finally they had a break through. YMCA at Logan agreed to give mum an opportunity and invited her for an interview to identify if she would be suitable for a placement with them.
The Hub Leader provided mum with some direction and guidance to prepare her for this interview. At the Community Hub mum researched information about the YMCA to obtain a better understanding of the organisation to assist her in the interview.
After the interview, mum came straight to the Community Hub to deliver the good news. She was so excited and grateful that the YMCA was able to offer her a placement. She was actually jumping from joy. The Community Hub Leader had seen this mum go from being down and frustrated to completely enthusiastic and excited about moving forward with her life.