Safia left an unstable home at 16. Despite a difficult financial situation and little personal support, she was determined to become the first person in her family to go to university.
With money saved from two part-time jobs, OSAP and a generous scholarship from HLF, she was on her way.
Safia’s path has not been easy, but she is grateful for the scholarship that gave her the courage to pursue a degree she never would have had the means to otherwise.
Safia believes strongly that education is the way out of poverty and is determined to succeed in spite of the obstacles.