One of our key aims is to support women with their goals and to empower them to take control of their futures and aim high; one of the ways that we do this is through our Raising Women Leaders Programme.

Moonlight Trust would like to give a huge congratulations to Aysha and Shaista, who have successfully completed Moonlight’s Raising Women Leaders Programme, and to all our other fantastic participants!

Aysha Lorgat:

'My name is Aysha Lorgat, I'm a mother of two and carer for two family members. When I was single, I studied, went to college and Uni. However, since I got married I have not been working for 10 years. I really wanted to work on building my confidence and employability skills so I could progress with my career aspirations. I joined Moonlight Trust as they were offering a career management programme for women which helped me find confidence again after being away from employment and education for such a long time.

I truly enjoyed the raising aspirations aspect of the training as I met great role models as well and inspiring people. I am also volunteering at royal voluntary service and progresses with professional training."

Shaista Shiraz:

"My name is Shaista Shiraz, and I am now a second-year University student. I joined Moonlight Trust as a volunteer in my first year of University, writing the blogs on their website and became inspired by the events and charity work that I was witnessing. The 1-1 sessions I did with Noushin and the workshops I attended as part of Moonlight Trust's Career Skills Management Course inspired me to aim higher with my dreams and make the most of other opportunities around me.

I am now a Student Ambassador, an Academic Representative, a Social Media Representative, and a writer of my own blog. I have also completed 3 internships and I am hoping to secure a Placement Year in University."

We are incredibly proud of your dedication, aspiration, and hard work and we look forward to seeing the amazing work you all go on to do!

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