Par is originally from Burma and has just completed 800 hours of training in the SEE program. For the last year she has combined her SEE studies with looking after the children in her family. Par makes lunches and takes the children to school before going to her SEE class. After class she picks the children up from school and takes them home to look after. She cares for them until their parents are home from work.
Because of the experience Par has had looking after children while doing the SEE program, she wants to study childcare or aged care. She knows that she still needs to improve her English before she can study more. Djerriwarrh is working with Par to identify pathways to improving her English so she can eventually study childcare or aged care.
When I asked Par what she had learned in the SEE program she gave me a big smile.
‘I’m so improved. I don’t need an interpreter now!’