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A warm, friendly voice on the other end of the phone, with echoes of children playing and talking in the background – Divine instantly makes you feel like you are talking to an old friend. Leaving her home country of DRC and her eventual arrival in South Africa were both journeys mired in fear. But Divine is a resilient, determined woman; she has taught herself English, raised a family, found jobs in all sorts of sectors, and is planning on starting her own business. She wants to share her success and resilience with other women too.
Read Anya’s story, who volunteers for the Advocacy Programme at Scalabrini, providing paralegal advice to clients and undertaking legal research. Her journey into the refugee sector was catalyzed by her experiences during the Syrian conflict – and this volunteer placement will assist her in her goals to become a refugee attorney.
The Scalabrini Centre, represented by Norton Rose Fulbright, has won a Court Order that may ensure some of South Africa’s asylum-seekers and special-permit holders will be able to apply for the Covid-19 Social Relief of Distress grant (‘SRD grant’).