By Rebecca Foreman, Navitas x Welcome Merchant Blog Series #5 If you love all things relating to beauty and are thinking about making it your career in Australia, the beauty industry is a good source of employment for refugees wanting to start their own business. Students learning practical skills in the Navitas Skilled Futures PTW … Continue reading Ever thought of starting A BEAUTY BUSINESS IN AUSTRALIA?
Every once in a while, a stage production comes along that does more than just entertain. It deeply stirs our emotions, nudges at our conscience, and challenges our way of thinking. Why us? is one such production, being performed next week at Sydney’s Seymour Centre.
The story of Leila Beigli is as heartbreaking as it is powerful. An Iranian refugee who fled oppression, Leila and her 9-year-old son thought they had left the worst behind when they arrived at Christmas Island in 2013. But what followed was an unimaginable ordeal as they were forced into the detention centre on Nauru. … Continue reading An Iranian refugee’s lived experience of Australia’s brutal mandatory offshore detention laws
In a world increasingly interconnected through digital platforms and social media, it may seem illogical that loneliness is a prevalent issue affecting people from all walks of life. But loneliness goes beyond physical isolation; it encompasses the profound emotional and psychological void that can emerge when individuals lack meaningful social connections. This challenge is often … Continue reading Loneliness and the Refugee Experience
Refugees, readied with resilience and determination, are rewriting their stories through entrepreneurship, transforming past challenges into the foundations of their future success. However, refugees starting on their business journey may encounter unique challenges. Kaleed Rophael is an English tutor for Navitas Skilled Futures’ Volunteer Tutor Scheme, which supports adult migrants and humanitarian entrants as part of … Continue reading Sharing Knowledge Blog Series #3: Advice from a Successful Business Owner
As the second anniversary of the Taliban's resurgence in Afghanistan approaches, the country continues to struggle with political upheaval and uncertainty. One person impacted by this turmoil is Nazdana Bakhtiari. Nazdana is a talented artist who escaped Afghanistan with the assistance of the Australian Defence Force. Her story is a poignant reflection of her home … Continue reading An Afghan artist reclaiming her power
Welcome to the second blog in our Sharing Knowledge series, in conjunction with Navitas Skilled Futures, to support refugees and migrants to develop the essential skills, find the right tools and get the right information you may need to start your own business. Starting your own business can be an empowering journey. But there will … Continue reading Sharing Knowledge Blog Series #2: The First Steps to Take to Start Your Own Business in Australia
Refugee Week presents an opportunity to recognise the ongoing challenges being endured by refugees and people seeking asylum in Australia, every day. It is a time when the whole Australian population can come together to collectively ask the government to adopt policies that ensure refugees and people seeking asylum are treated with dignity, compassion and … Continue reading Temporary Protection Visas: The harsh reality faced by refugees
This International Women's Day we celebrate the success of female business owners from Maryam Oria and Yarrie Bangura.
We’ve compiled this (non-exhaustive) list of actions you can take this year to empower yourself with knowledge and do good in the world around you.