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Zohra's Story: From Translation to Transformation



Zohra's story begins in Kabul, where she served as an interpreter, bridging cultural and linguistic gaps for the British Consulate and local Afghan communities. Once Zohra, along with her husband and two young children moved to the UK, she was driven by a passion for learning and a determination to carve out a brighter future for her family. Her story unfolds as she transitions from language interpretation to the world of Data Analytics.


A Leap of Faith

The cultural adjustments and the intricacies of starting afresh in the UK were formidable, but Zohra's resolve remained unwavering as she juggled the demands of motherhood and the pursuit of education.

“Leaving Afghanistan for the UK was a new chapter. My husband and I were moving us and our small daughter to England and it felt like I had to be brave, learn and adapt to a different culture and add our story to the UK."


Embracing Change - The Journey into Data Analytics

Upon her arrival in the UK, as a young mother, Zohra enrolled in a Skills City Data Analytics Bootcamp, driven by a curiosity about the world of numbers and a desire to harness the power of data for positive change. Her distinctive background as an interpreter brought a fresh perspective to the realm of data analytics, underscoring the significance of diverse experiences in solving intricate problems.

“I chose to study a Skills City Bootcamp because the company embraces diversity and is open to growth opportunities. The Bootcamps allowed me to develop and improve myself in different areas which boosted my confidence and helped me acquire new knowledge and skills.”


Challenges and Triumphs

Zohra faced her fair share of challenges - from mastering new technical skills to adapting to a different work culture. Her unique background as an interpreter brought a fresh perspective to the field of data analytics, showcasing the importance of diverse experiences in solving complex problems.

“The bootcamp allowed me to develop and improve which boosted my confidence.”


From Strength to Strength

Today, Zohra stands as a testament to the transformative power of education and determination. Her journey from interpreting languages in the war-torn streets of Kabul to interpreting data in the dynamic landscape of the UK is an inspiring narrative of personal and professional growth. Her commitment to learning and her ability to adapt highlight the potential for positive change that can arise when individuals embrace new opportunities.


Now, convinced of the transformative value of education, Zohra dedicates herself to working with communities, helping them take advantage of the fully-funded Government Bootcamps offered by Skills City. She passionately believes that education is a catalyst for positive change, and her commitment shines through as she endeavours to empower others with the tools and knowledge needed to shape their destinies.


Zohra’s story is more than just a personal triumph; it is a testament to the boundless possibilities that education and determination can unlock. She serves as an inspiration for others who may be facing challenges in their own journeys. Her story underscores the importance of embracing change, pursuing one's passions, and, above all, believing in the transformative power of education. Zohra's commitment to learning and adaptability serves as an inspiration for others, highlighting the possibilities that arise when individuals embrace new opportunities.


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