Asylum Seeker Resource Centre blog

    • 03 APR 18
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    A story of language, community and opportunity

    A story of language, community and opportunity

    Zakia’s face lights up in front of me as I ask her if she’s enjoyed the translation workshops she’s just wrapped up at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC). ‘From the past I like translating. Interpreting for me was like a dream to be a translator or an interpreter, so when I saw the email

    • 21 MAR 18
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    The natural course of a flood is to flow

    The natural course of a flood is to flow

    I recently had the extraordinary and humbling experience of speaking with Ai Wei Wei, a global leader who uses his art, his intellect, and his heart to champion a more compassionate way forward for refugees. We had an incredible conversation, in which he compared the humanitarian crisis facing refugees to a flood. The natural course

    • 15 MAR 18
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    Ease food shortage with an Easter Essentials Hamper

    Ease food shortage with an Easter Essentials Hamper

    See the ordering instructions Easter. It’s a time for indulgence, even amongst the strictest of us. It’s the one time we let down our guard and delve into sweet treats, butter slathered hot cross buns and chocolate bunnies. But while many spend the coming weeks overindulging, people seeking asylum in our community are struggling to

    • 15 MAR 18
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    Finding voice since Syria

    Finding voice since Syria

    Back in Syria, Salwa was a high school physics and chemistry teacher. She lived in Aleppo and frequently travelled for work. Her life was comfortable and full of love – she had children, a nice home, and an active social life full of friends and family. In 2015, the escalating civil war in Syria forced