churches in cultural transition (CCT)
We will be partnering with organisations that will be able to assist with resettlement in Brazil, Canada, and New Zealand. We will also continue connecting with churches across Australia, working on furthering the training modules for Churches in Cultural Transition to prepare the communities to receive refugees with cultural awareness and sensitivity.
- Philoi have been creating a Learning Management System (LMS) that will be accessible to anyone with a device and internet connection around the world. It will prepare forcibly displaced communities, vulnerable groups, and those who serve them, to be better prepared to face their challenges by providing high-quality, relevant online non-formal learning resources at no cost.
- We are offering two main educational courses for free:
1. Vocational English Training (V.E.T.)
2. Counselling first-aid
- Online self-directed and self-paced courses
- Information/registration for hybrid/face-to-face workshops
- Videos, documents, and resources
- Quizzes and assessments
Migrant worker's network
The current protections are limited, and migrant workers are often exposed to hazardous working conditions, systematic underpayment, and, in extreme circumstances, modern slavery. According to estimates, up to half of all temporary migrant employees are underpaid. A survey revealed that nearly 30% of respondents earned less than $12 per hour, which is half of Australia’s legal minimum wage. Temporary migrant workers account for 11% of Australia’s workforce (over 900,000 people), most of whom are international students and working holidaymakers.
There is a sponsorship system present in Gulf countries called 'kafala.' This is where an Islamic employer has full legal authority over an employee they are sponsoring. This control leaves room for abuse of rights for low and high-income workers from developing countries. There are many being deeply affected by the kafala sponsorship.
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