By David Smith, Sydney Morning Herald The software engineer who left his job at the Australian Institute of Technology to help refugee families was able to find another job, and he said he is proud of his decision to do so.
Jason Farrar, 24, left his $80,000-a-year job at ICT in Sydney last month after three years of working in IT consulting for the company.
He said he had worked with refugees before and had “a good feeling about what the refugees would do”.
“I’m really happy I’ve decided to do it,” Mr Farra said.
“It’s not just about the people. “
It’s about the environment.” “
It’s not just about the people.
It’s about the environment.”
Mr Fararr’s new job at a software company called Hire Australia involves working with a number of organisations including the Australian Government, the Department of Immigration and Border Protection and the Australian Council of Refugees.
“We have to be prepared to give them the resources and the support they need to be successful,” Mr Farrell said.
Mr Farrell, who said he was not sure if he would work for the next 12 months, said he would be “totally happy” to do the job for the charity and would be happy to do anything to help.
“The opportunity is just incredible,” he said.
He also said he understood the challenges the organisations faced as they tried to manage the situation.
“But I just want to make sure we’re prepared to help, that we’re ready to support the refugees in the way that we can.”
Mr Farrell was inspired by the plight of the people he met when he left the IT sector.
He believes the refugee experience is a case study in what happens when the skills and experiences of people come together.
He hopes his work will help educate those in the technology industry about the challenges facing refugees.
The refugee experience Mr Farrell has had “tremendous” support from the community and his friends, but he said the work he was doing was not just for him.
“In Australia it’s not about me.
It has to be about the whole community,” he added.
I learned that it was not a good idea to give a refugee the resources they need, because it could make it a lot worse. “
When I first got into this, it was very much a learning experience.
Mr Frarr said his experiences with refugees had been “extremely positive”. “
People do need to understand that there’s an option out there for them.”
Mr Frarr said his experiences with refugees had been “extremely positive”.
“They’re just like anybody else,” he explained.
“They have different ideas, different backgrounds and different experiences.”
What we’re doing is trying to give an example of how the skills of refugees can be transferred into the Australian workforce.
“The project started in April and has since expanded to the rest of Australia.