Hadja Barry’s family is from West Africa. When Hadja graduated from high school, she worked at a day care center because she enjoys helping others. She decided that healthcare was a field worth looking into since she wanted to help others and begin a career with the potential to move up in the future. Hadja’s mother is a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant) and Hadja decided to follow in her footsteps with the hope of becoming a Registered Nurse down the road. Hadja writes, “I just don’t want a job—I want a career! I am the oldest of four and putting a burden on my parents isn’t something I want to do.” Hadja applied to Central Scholarship in hopes of earning a scholarship to help pay for CNA/GNA training. We awarded Hadja with help from the Kenneth S. Battye Charitable Trust and Hadja completed her CNA/GNA certificate training this year. She is pictured with her father above.
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