Last year's Soroptimist International London Club gave two Live Your Dream Awards to young women who had run into challenging situations in their lives but had higher goals in mind. These two women made the changes necessary to fulfill their dreams. They arranged to return to their studies and work towards bettering their lives. They reached out of the known, into the unknown and with the help from women's organizations in the city, and financial support where possible, they continue to support their families and complete their studies too.
Nicole Thompson is one of those successful women. When she won the Live Your Dream Award of $1,000.00, she sat down to determine what the best use of that money would be. She has one small boy and in order to study she needed to be at school. Nicole shared the following with us:
Nicole will now return to classes at Fanshawe and be able to focus totally on what she is asked to do in her classes, labs and her studies without the worries she has had about the safety of her son when she is not able to pick him up and drop him off on time because of class conflicts.