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Sakina is currently studying Year 11 at Renmark High School, while also working at Renmark Club and undertaking a Certificate III in Hospitality.
Having migrated to Australia with her family from Pakistan and Afghanistan, Sakina remembers when her family first walked into their three-bedroom home.
“My older brother asked my Mum “when are the two families moving in?”.
“This was because in Pakistan and Afghanistan, one room was considered a house for a family, so my brother assumed that we were going to be doing the same thing here in Australia.”
“I remember to this day feeling excited and in complete awe when we found out the whole house was ours.”
Sakina’s journey progressed when she was employed by the Renmark Club and was offered the opportunity to complete a traineeship.
“To get to where I am today, it has required the support of many people and mentors especially when it came to decision making.”
“Despite all the hardships and challenges, I faced, I believe every second was worth it and I have never regretted my choices.”
Having only worked in the hospitality industry for a year and a half, Sakina is still exploring her options, however, would like to continue gaining more experience in different sectors of the hospitality industry so she can be better exposed to the opportunities that come with it.