“When we first met she told me ‘I can’t do this’,” says Jen Cameron. “Her dream as a child was to have a licence, however, it was far out of reach for her because she had little confidence and believed it was impossible.”
Jen is a Red Cross driver mentor helping Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Wagga Wagga and Nowra, in regional New South Wales, to overcome barriers to pass their licence. With a licence the people she supports, and their families, can more easily find work, take their children to school or the doctor, and access other social and economic opportunities that most people take for granted.
The program is supported by NRMA and their professional driver trainers team up with our volunteer mentors to provide lessons and practical experience.
Jen had no idea just how important a licence was to Christie when they first met. Nor the fears Christie would have to overcome to pass her test.