Afareen started as a beginner in the Computer Basics Workshop in September and by December she had learned how to use Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel, Email and the Internet. Ready to move on, she instead offered to volunteer and assist staff with teaching the class. A teacher in her homeland, Iran, she stated: “Teaching is my passion, and teaching these computer classes would give me Canadian experience and really enhance my résumé.” Her new-found skills have given her self confidence and independence and she has been a great help to Neighbourhood Link.