Hana, a young Eritrean woman, received intensive support from our Literacy and Numeracy service over the last year to successfully realise not only a few of her short term goals but one of her major life goals. Coming to Glasgow alone, Hana had already lived in a number of countries, picking up various language skills on her journey. A very intelligent and passionate young person, Hana found difficulty with reading and writing in English. This created numerous barriers for her as you would imagine. Through working with her to progress her skills and to achieve and maintain a college placement, we discovered together that she had many talents, being an excellent cook amongst them. We empowered her to discover and set her learning plan to work towards her personal goals (as we do with all young people) and through this introduced her to one of our valued partner agencies, CEMVO, to help her realise her main goal in opening a cafe. After a great deal of hard work and struggle she has managed to open her own social enterprise cafe, cooking the traditional food that she finds comfort in and is excited in sharing with others.