Kwinana single mum Joslyn Jacobs (24) recently gained her provisional licence through the Wirrpanda Foundation’s Aboriginal Driver Training program.
When asked about what life was like without her licence, Joslyn said it has been hard.
“Because I always catch public transport… I had no family support, my parents do not have their licence.” she said.
Joslyn said gaining her licence has given her more independence.
“I’m able to drive to work and drop my daughter off at day care and I’ve got more self-confidence.”
She said since entering the program in 2014 the Foundation has been an important source of support.
“The Foundation was like family. They helped, supported and encouraged me.”
Joslyn will now look to create a better quality of life for herself and her daughter, now that she has her licence she said her next step is getting full-time employment.
The Aboriginal Driver Training program supported by Aboriginal Workforce Development Centre provides job seekers assistance with attaining their driver’s licence in order to increase opportunities for long term, meaningful employment.
Since the inception in 2014, the program has commenced over 150 participants with 59 gaining their full driver’s licence.