ALMOST THERE!

Feven

TARGET CAREER: BEAUTICIAN
Caseworker:
Anna

Progress

99%
£3,578
raised
£3,610
target
367
supporters
Fund Feven to become a beautician

Story
News 2

As a teenager I was always styling my friends' hair, painting their nails, and doing their make up. To be able to turn my passion into a job would be fantastic. I even had a place on a beauty course in college in the past. But without a stable place to stay I couldn't start my classes. Now I have a second chance to get my qualification and get started on a new track!

A few years ago, I was completing compulsory military service in my home country. I was asked to do things that went against my conscience, refused, and was thrown in jail. When I got out I knew it was not safe for me to remain. I came to London as a refugee. Though I lived with a family member at first, it was very difficult to find a job or my own flat. Eventually they asked me to leave and I became homeless. I spent time on the streets and months in a night shelter.

It was a big relief to be given a space in a hostel. I have my own room, and the time and energy to return to my studies. This course will help me move me towards a well paid job as a beauty therapist. My hope is to support myself and move out to my own place. I am really excited, ready to start, and ready to succeed!

For personal reasons Feven has chosen to use a pseudonym rather than her real name.

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  • Journey

    Sept 2018

    Feven is referred by Church Army, one of Beam's charity partners

    October 2018

    Feven's campaign begins to fund

    Jan 2019

    Feven begins her Level 2 diploma

    July 2019

    Feven completes her course and gains her Level 2 Diploma

    August 2019

    Feven begins work as a qualified beauty therapist

    Budget
    Qualification

    Level 2 Diploma in Beauty Therapy
    £2,995
    Laptop for course work
    £250
    Shoes for course
    £40
    Contingency*
    £325
    Total
    £3,610
    * Each campaign raises approximately 10% extra towards a pooled contingency fund used to cover any extra costs involved in a member's journey.

    Progress

    99%
    £3,578
    raised
    £3,610
    target
    367
    supporters
    Fund Feven to become a beautician

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