Rebecca has been homeless from the age of 14 and has faced a myriad of challenges throughout her childhood and adult life.
Rebecca, now 24-years-old is an ACT Inner North resident and engaged with Reclink Australia through one of the neighbourhood garden projects.
Rebecca’s passion and skills for gardening were immediately obvious and with a little support and instruction, she has upgraded the irrigation systems on all the garden beds at ACT Inner North and has regularly assisted with both planting out and general maintenance.
Flow on effects have included Rebecca becoming employed part-time, which has included working at Canberra’s premier gardening event “Floriade” and recently enrolling in a Certificate course in Horticulture at the Canberra Institute of Technology.
Ongoing achievements have included undertaking driving lessons and obtaining her driver’s licence, further strengthening Rebecca’s long term goals regarding permanent employment and perhaps operating her own gardening business.
“Things are really falling into place which makes me stronger and more determined to achieve my goals," Rebecca said.