They work to overcome obstacles and roadblocks which are financial, educational, institutional, governmental, health-related and social.
As a result of their experiences, some Hum graduates enter university full-time while many remain active in their communities by leading educational programmes and volunteering in the DTES and Downtown South. Other alumni go on study in practical areas like drug and alcohol counselling to help others in difficult situations.
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“It was like my soul woke up when I wrote stories about my painful past. Writing gave me my freedom. The Hum Programme was where I found the confidence to write my stories, stories that set me free in the context that I inherited. In 2014, I was accepted to the Writing101 course. I completed Writing101, and Hum101 the following year. I’ve now done Hum201, and have been a volunteer student mentor in Writing201. My younger children saw me go through these steps to be a better writer. And they have learned never to give up on their dreams. It took a lot of hard work, but helping to rebuild my confidence was worth it.” – Buffalo Star Woman (Sandra Delorme), Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation