Photo: Mr Tai Thul and family with AMRC Worker Simon Cinzah.
Husband and wife Mr Tai Thul and Ms Nian were forced to flee from Burma to Malaysia where they worked as cooks for three years. With their two children, they resettled in Victoria where they learnt the English Language and tried to obtain employment. The family decided to move to South Australia after hearing about its great opportunities and affordable housing.
The AMRC assisted the family in citizenship preparation and learning about Australian culture. Tai obtained a job at Thomas Foods International (TFI) Lobethal and purchased a new home six months ago through the assistance of a HomeStart loan. The family has already created a veggie patch with planted fruit trees and chillie plants. “My dream is to set up my own business. My wife is interested in a restaurant business. At the moment, we are very happy. South Australia is very welcoming and we feel like we belong as new Australians,” he said.