Placement at Jewish Care

Last week three Sudanese women started their work placement at Jewish Care’s Gary Smorgon House in Caulfield. During the year, they participate in Jewish Aid’s Refugee Support programs: they learn to sew at the women’s group, receive homework support from their volunteer mentors through the Encounters program and have children who attend the weekly Homework club.

Having all recently completed the classes for their aged care course, they approached JAA to ask for assistance to organise the 120 hours needed for their placement.

Jewish Aid immediately called up our good friends at Jewish Care Victoria who enthusiastically agreed to host the 3 women. Within days of starting, one of the women expressed her thanks, “we are doing well in the workplace and the people are wonderful. Some people tell me about their history, it’s very interesting.”

We are proud to continue to work with Jewish Care to continue to provide this opportunity for members of the Sudanese community to learn and share stories and friendships.
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