It had only been two years since Mushagalusa Rutaha migrated to Australia from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) when he enroled in our Individual Support Work Pathway in Springfield earlier this year. Having Swahili and French as his native languages, he dedicated those two years to learning and improving his English at the age of 55.
While he experienced some language difficulties throughout the program, he remained motivated and determined to complete his Certificate III in Individual Support. The trainer encouraged Mushagalusa with practical training and learning materials which played a big role in his success in completing the program. He told us
Challenge has very good trainers and materials. Even if, like me, I don’t have very good English, but they tried to help me until I success my training.
Equipped with a strong passion for the disability sector and the urge to give back to the African community, he took the initiative to contact Africare and was then offered a part-time Support Worker position immediately after he completed his work placement.
Mushagalusa was grateful for the opportunity the pathway gave him, he told us
I recommend people to come to Challenge for training because they give you support, and can link you to jobs after training.
Congratulations Mushagalusa, the Challenge team is beyond proud and happy for you!