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  • I'm Julia Amani.

  • I'm from the Democratic Republic of the Congo,

  • and I've been here in Australia for three years.

  • My name is Jolie Kaja.

  • I'm from Congo

  • I've been in Zambia since 1998,

  • and I left Zambia in 2014.

  • I was living there like a refugee.

  • We met with Jolie in the refugee camp,

  • and we were friends since there

  • until we come together here in Australia in Coffs Harbour

  • In refugee camp we share food together,

  • everything together

  • We face many problems.

  • Yeah, we were happy to come here because that was our dream

  • to go somewhere else

  • When I came from Africa,

  • no English.

  • I know only, "Morning," "How are you?" And "Yes, yes."

  • Oh my God

  • (laughing)

  • When I came here in Australia I start picking berries after two weeks,

  • and I start doing my course,

  • that is Aged Care,

  • and I finished the school, I get the job, and I stop picking blueberries

  • My jobactive provider,

  • they help me

  • firstly to write my resume,

  • and they made for me a beautiful and good cover letter

  • I took that resume to my work placement.

  • After that I received a call from manager,

  • "Jolie, can you come to do interviews on Thursday?"

  • I say, "Me?" He said, "Yes." I said, "No, maybe ..."

  • (laughing)

  • On the phone they call us, "how are you going there?"

  • Everything is good?

  • They take care of us to know how we are going in each and every way

  • To love first, to like

  • to know English

  • because it's a key of everything.

  • We improved because we went to school, and we are communicating with people who speak English

  • Australia is good. I like Australia.

  • I love so much Australia

  • To find a job is not easy.

  • You have to have courage first,

  • and that commitment to know that I'm looking for the job

  • The jobactive provider, they encourage me

  • until I get my job.

  • And I was very happy.

I'm Julia Amani.

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Jolie and Julia forge a new future in aged care in Coffs Harbour

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    林宜悉 posted on 2021/02/16
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