Many of you may have heard, or seen reports in the media, about the incident that took place at STARTTS last week, where two of our staff members were attacked outside our Carramar office. Everyone here was obviously very shocked and upset about the incident, and concerned for the welfare of their colleagues. The good news is that both women are now doing very well, and are set to make a full recovery.
STARTTS is proud to congratulate our staff member on her nomination for the 2016 Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Community Individual Award.
Yassmen 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.