Transferable Skills from South Sudan Refugee Camp

Photo credit: Roopa Gogineni from an article by Sandra Zhao, both Nairobi-based.

Photo credit: Roopa Gogineni from an article by Sandra Zhao, both Nairobi-based.

You’ll find valuable refugee employment perspective in profiles of two refugee women entrepreneurs running small cafes in Yida refugee camp in South Sudan published in a recent article in eater.com.

It’s sadly typical for women refugees to undervalue the marketable skills their previous experience offers in the U.S. job market. This article highlights many relevant skills, including restaurant operations, food preparation and customer service. Building refugee work readiness means helping clients gain confidence and communicate their value to the U.S. workplace.

Read this article to start the week with fresh appreciation for all that refugees offer the U.S. job market. Many of the same “soft skills” U.S. employers value – like resilience, problem-solving and determination – are the same ones honed by their journeys, including life in refugee camps.

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  1. What a neat article!

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