Offering a future

April 19, 2012 by Ayal Tusia
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Jewish Care Victoria and Jewish Aid Australia have combined forces to support a member of the Darfuri community living in Melbourne.

Francois Adam tends a Jewish Care Victoria resident pic: Peter Haskin

Francois Adam was a qualified nurse in Sudan and has also completed 5 years of a 7 year medicine course in France.  Arriving in Australia in 2011, Francois was keen to continue his work as a nurse.

The Jewish community has rallied together to support Francois with Jewish Aid subsidising his enrolment fees in an Aged Care Course, while Jewish Care provided the placement for 110 hours of work experience.

Bill Appleby, Jewish Care CEO said, “Jewish Care is committed to recruiting and investing in the best and brightest people. Francois is a shining example of a compassionate and empathetic carer, who continues to develop his skills at Jewish Care through our professional development and training initiatives. The end rewards not only benefit Francois but the many residents who appreciate his care.”

“Jewish Aid works very closely with newly arrived refugees from Sudan by assisting them with pre-employment skills, English support and mentoring,” said Lisa Buchner Jewish Aid Australia, Local Programs Director.

At the end of Francois’ work experience, Jewish Care Victoria offered him a job, where he now works as a Personal Care Assistant.  “I am so happy to have a job at Jewish Care. This is a big opportunity for me,” said Francois.

Francois is eternally grateful to the Jewish community for all their help in making his dream come true!

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