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Meet the scholars: Yohanna Iyasu

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10 June, 2009

A teenager living in Birmingham who was brought up in the Netherlands moved to Britain when she was 11 years old, along with her brothers for more opportunity.

Despite having only been in Britain for eight years, Yohanna speaks perfect English, in addition to being fluent in Dutch and Tigrinya, her native language. She struggled with written English, however, leading to poor results in her GCSEs.

Determined to become an interior architect, Yohanna persevered and enrolled in a foundation course at Bourneville College of Art, studying art and design. Her parents, neither of whom are working, are delighted that their dream of a better education for their daughter, is coming true.

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