When Nasim left work 18 years ago, due to losing her sight, she enrolled at City College, Coventry. She completed IT courses including IBT2, an NVQ2 in Business and also studied a Braille course. As a regular user of Social Services, Nasim was keen to become a Social Worker, so in 2009 she completed an NOCN level 2 Ladders to Learning Programme, which led to an Access to Higher Education diploma. She is due to complete the Access course in 2011 and has applied to study Social Work at Coventry University. As well as studying, Nasim cofounded the Asian Blind Association in Coventry, supporting other visually impaired members, often helping them back into education.
Nasim has successfully raised her three sons and is proud to have applied to join the two eldest children at university. “I was determined to show by example – for my children and also for other visually impaired people in my community – what can be done,” said Nasim. “I have shown that I can still achieve success and a high standard of work.”