Jenifer’s Story

Jenifer's Story

Jenifer Keji Robert is a 30 years old mother of six children. Jenifer is a school drop-out and has not been in school since seventh grade. Today she lives in a conflict-affected area and working for a better future for her and her family.

Life is tough and she lives on a limited budget and must feed six children daily. Jenifer must sacrifice and prioritize every move to make the best life for her family.

In 2019, Jenifer heard about Cross Cultures Vocational Training and realized that vocational skills could help her earn her employment faster. Her dream was to make a hairdresser career, help her local community one hairstyle at a time, and earn enough money to feed her own family.

“I attended a three-month-long course on chemical, weaving, twisting, pleating and logging from Torit Vocational Training Centre.”

Jenifer

Jenifer believes that through the acquired training, she would improve things for her family and the nearby neighbours. The neighbours and the local community can now visit her daily to fix their hair. Jenifer is now certified, andbecause of that, she can get around 2000-2700 SSP (15-20 USD) for a single pleated head of a woman.

Jenifer believes she is a better woman now that can guide her children into a better future.

“I am glad my children now can get three meals daily, compared to before, when they could hardly eat two meals a day.”
Jenifer Keji Roberts
Hairdresser

“I will encourage my children to go to school and not let them face the situation I was in with a school drop-out. There was nobody to help me with my school when I was a child. I will be there for my children and help them with the school.”

“My prayers and thankfulness go to Global Aim South Sudan and the Cross Cultures project. They made all this possible for me.”

“I am glad my children now can get three meals daily, compared to before, when they could hardly eat two meals a day.”

Jenifer wants to be a role model and an example of how simple training can make a big difference in life. 

“I feel indebted to both Cross Cultures and Global Aim South Sudan for having encouraged a youth like me to join the vocational training. My life in poverty will soon be a story of the past.”

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