Our clients are more than refugees and asylum seekers – they are Australia’s next entrepreneurs. When they reach our country’s shores, they bring with them a wealth of experience, skills, innovative ideas and the motivation to build fulfilling lives and livelihoods in a safe country. We, at Thrive, help them live their dreams, become financially independent and contribute to Australia’s economy and community.
Sunday the 17th to Saturday the 23rd of June is Refugee Week in Australia. This year’s theme is #WithRefugees, a call to protect the safety and rights of refugees.
The political environment for refugees is pretty toxic in the United States, but the private sector is stepping up to say welcome.
CEO of Thrive Refugee Enterprise, Mahir Momand remembers his childhood clearly. Living as a refugee in Pakistan, selling things by the day and attending a school for refugee children at night.