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SSI case managers have continued their efforts to show the various local charities just how much they are appreciated by sharing a morning tea.

One team of Community Support Program staff from SSI Parramatta paid a visit to the Salvos charity store in Fairfield, on October 9, delivering treats for staff and volunteers, sharing stories and thanking them for their support.

Community welfare organisations such as The Salvos make a significant difference to the lives of SSI asylum seeker and refugee clients.

Salvos Fairfield provides material assistance and emergency relief. The charity store’s staff and volunteers were acknowledged for responding quickly to meet client needs; for communicating effectively with SSI case managers; continually going above and beyond their responsibilities, and for their positive, friendly and empathetic approach to people seeking asylum.

 

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Karim's small business success while seeking asylum

Ignite Small Business Start-ups client Karim.Karim* arrived in Australia in 2012 to seek asylum when it became unsafe for him to stay in Iran.

An electrical engineer by trade and with a wealth of experience, he owned and operated his own business in his home town of Shiraz, Iran.

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