Sadak arrived at The HOME Project from Somalia two years ago and settled into our shelter that is supported by a grant from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation. He began attending Greek high school right away. “My Ancient Greek teacher asked us what we really wanted to do with our lives and I realized I could finally dream big,” he shares.

When he turned 18, Sadak moved to our shelter for young adults and got his first job at a supermarket through a job placement initiative. Not stopping there, he embarked on a 6-month cooking training program and began working at a bakery, all while attending high school in the evenings.

When the need for a Somali interpreter emerged, Sadak's social nature and language aptitude made him the perfect fit for the role. For the past 6 months, he has been an invaluable member of The HOME Project team, aiding newly arrived children in communicating with our staff. His dedication ensures their needs are met and reinforces their sense of belonging in our community.

Sadak is planning to graduate high school and then go to university. “No matter what, I know that The HOME Project is on my side,” he says.

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