Client Stories

  • Realising a dream

    Karren, mum of 4 children, had always wanted to be a nurse, but it seemed like an impossible dream. “I’ve been on my own for 2 and a half years. I’m on a benefit with all  the stigma attached to that. I was doing part-time accounting from home but it wasn’t where I wanted to be in the long-term,” she said.. ...
  • Taking the first step to find employment.

    Neha couldn’t understand why she couldn't find employment. She just wanted a chance to prove her capabilities. She heard about the 'Taking the First Step' course and met with course tutor Sarah, who explained that the course is designed to help with confidence and pre-employment skills. Neha found the course enjoyable and insightful, “It really helped me. By the second day I was already looking forward to it. It gave me that reassurance that [getting a job] would happen.”. ...
  • Larena

    “I’m on cloud 9! I feel like I’m on an amazing journey and I’m ten times happier than I was before! I even got phoned up by Ngai Tahu to be interviewed on Close Up, what next?” said Larena. 15 years ago, Larena’s life was turned upside-down.. ...
  • Mata

    Mata comes across as a confident, tall, glamorous, well-spoken Pacific Island woman.  That’s the impression that other attendees of Kingdom Resources’ Confidence Building for Life and Career for Women thought too, when they met her on the course in February this year. On the first day at lunch, a few of them questioned her, “Why are you on the course? You’re confident, you dress well and you’re beautiful. Someone else could have taken your place on the course.” “I was shocked,” said Mata. “In a way it was a compliment.  It was how they saw me. I said that ‘I want to see me as you see me.’ ” Mata’s lack of self-worth and confidence stems from her childhood, where she learnt to put on her brave face to hide the trauma she was facing.  She refers to herself as a ‘good actress’, often hiding her own feelings.  After suffering from a back injury in March last year and on Continue Reading. ...

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