Hawa is from Guinea, where she studied accounting. Upon her arrival in Quebec, she quickly began looking for work, but had no success. She is a Renaissance participant, being trained to be a sales clerk–cashier–sorter. "The people were very welcoming, the work was clearly explained, it's like a family. I had lost confidence in myself and working at Renaissance is helping me rediscover myself and giving me hope." Hawa would like to go back to school to study logistics and work part-time as a sales clerk, once she finishes her Renaissance training.
To participate in an integration program (retail sales, maintenance, materials handling, bookkeeping), you simply need to meet the eligibility criteria: