LEARNING to driver is a rite of passage many residents living in regional Australia.
But, if you are trying to learn when you have kids at home, a husband working full time and English is your second language, it's a little trickier.
However, these challenges are no barrier for 12 Dubbo women who have come to the city from Pakistan, Bangladesh, Russia and Persian Iran.
The women are currently participating in, or have completed the Uniting's 120 Countdown program with the help of volunteers.
Many of their husbands look after their children while they learn; once they receive their licenses it will be beneficial for the whole family.
Nadia, who is originally from Bangladesh, did 43 learner hours with 120 Countdown volunteers John and Jack.
When Nadia started with the program she had no driving experience at all, but said right from childhood she always wanted to learn to drive.
A few weeks ago, Nadia received her provisional licence.
She said she now feels "like a free bird, very thankful, no words to say."
"John and Jack very good and gave me so much time and effort. I'm very happy with that."
Uniting partners with Buninyong SACC to identify women who may need the support of the program.
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