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“This Refugee Week, I want to thank everyone who works with refugees. It’s not easy because it requires understanding culture and backgrounds, and issues such as trauma that come with it.”
Making people feel beautiful can be a rewarding career for young people. That was the take home message at a recent Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Transition to Work beauty industry forum held in Broadmeadows.
Learning new saving habits on a tight budget and building a buffer to cope with unexpected bills are just two ways the life-changing Saver Plus program has helped over 45,000 people on lower incomes.
Trying new things. That’s an important part of an employment program for young people the Brotherhood runs in the outer Melbourne suburb, Frankston, which has a youth unemployment rate among the highest in Australia.
When Erick first got in touch with the Brotherhood of St Laurence’s Given the Chance team, he had no job, no food and was frantically worried about how he would support his young family.