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STARTUP REFUGEES is an innovative educational and mentoring program to help refugees start-up scalable businesses. This program has been successfully prototype by Friends of Refugees (FOR) over a two year period and was initiated by participants who wanted to start their own businesses, but were not being assisted elsewhere due to their limited English. 19 successful graduates have gone on to start high growth businesses in blue-collar industries and now employ numerous refugees with a similarly disadvantaged background within 2 years.


I support our friends who have come here to build their futures in safety. I think it is abhorrent that we as a nation are knowingly and intentionally harming people in the name of deterring others who seek safety here. I know we can do better. In the meantime I run an organisation called ‘Gifts for Manus and Nauru’ that supports people in Manus and Nauru, with basics such as phone credit, clothes, shoes, entertainment and language resources, and other necessities … and letting them know they … Read more
Alison Murdoch
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