Fatema Hoque and Firdaus Rashid

Fatema Hoque and Firdaus Rashid first met each other at Youth Empowering Parents in February 2014. Since then, Firdaus has taught her everything she knows about computer skills — much to Fatema’s surprise!

“I was amazed that someone so young could teach so well.” Fatema highlights the feeling off comfort, with Firdaus coming from a similar background and speaking the same native language. “She’s a good teacher because every time I speak my native language, she forces me to go back to English.”

Firdaus enjoyed teaching someone she never met before. “It was just like helping my own parents,” she says. “We try to talk English all the time because that’s the kind of practice that she needs, but we can fall back in native language if she needs translation.”