Omar’s Story


In what he describes as the best night of his life, Omar is a proud winner of the eFIXX 30under30 award. This award recognises Omar’s promising and upcoming talent in the electrical industry. Omar has a bright personality and a proven determination to succeed. This is despite the poor hand of cards that Omar has been dealt in his life.



Omar is a care leaver, having left Sudan in 2017. Both of his parents have passed away, so Omar lacks the family network to support him in the UK that most people his age rely on. Despite this, he successfully bid on a flat with his local council. Herts Young Homeless then stepped in to help him set up his home and run his own tenancy.

Omar was supported to set up his rent and utility bills, understand the benefit system, and organise a budget so he knew exactly who to pay and when. His support worker was able to apply for a grant, as Omar fit the criteria being under 21, and in full time education. This allowed Omar to buy a laptop, study desk, and wifi. He could use these for the Electrical Course he was studying, as well as a class to improve his English.

Omar now has a fully furnished home which he is over the moon with, and goes to the gym five times a week with a membership he was granted. His college have said he has an excellent work ethic, and Omar’s future seems successful and bright. It was a pleasure to work with Omar and see him succeed and flourish.


Real photos have been used with permission. The name used is a pseudonym to protect identity. Details are accurate and based on a real story. 




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