Student Spotlight: Meet Dora!

Student Spotlight: Meet Dora!

My name is Dora, I come from Nicaragua. Ever since I was a child, I had a dream of becoming a doctor so, I worked so hard to earn good grades in High School and eventually got into medical school. Two years into my medical program, a crisis occurred in my country which led to the closure of schools and other public places including hospitals.

On April 18, 2018, university students protested against the dictatorial government in Nicaragua which led to the killing of some of them. This resulted in war and many people were injured.

My family tried to help people who sustained injuries; however, this angered the government. My brother and I were dropped from the university and we faced lots of persecution which forced us to migrate to America.

I became so sad because I thought I could never achieve my dream of becoming a doctor. After 3 months in America, I met an angel in person named Mariela who told me about Adult Education. I enrolled into the English Language program and got my GED.

I now work as a Paraprofessional with Wayne Township Adult Education and at the same time, am working towards becoming a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant [CCMA]. For the first time in 2 years, I see a light in the darkness, thus bringing me closer to my long lost dream of becoming a doctor.

I cannot help but say “Thank You!” to Adult Education which rekindles my hope.

Written By:
Olusola Idowu-Ogunleye

#IAACE #COABE #WeAreWayne #WTAE #AdultEd #moveaheadwithadulted #adultedimpact #studentsuccess

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