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STARTTS star shines at award night

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STARTTS is proud to  congratulate our staff member on her nomination for  the 2016 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award.

img_1733img_1734Yassmen is herself a refugee from Iraq. As a member of a persecuted ethnic minority called Mandaeanism, she is only too aware of the trauma experienced by those fleeing persecution in their homeland.

Yassmen was nominated for her work with  the  Mandaean Women’s committee, where  she works to  assist and encourage larger participation of ethnic women in the community. She understands  the fear and dislocation  of those in her community, and is committed to helping her community to settle safely and happily in their new home.

Yassmen first came to know STARTTS as a client, and is now a valued member of staff. The staff of STARTTS are proud of her achievements, and applaud her dedication to supporting and enhancing the lives of others in need.

Read more about the
2016 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award here.