Circle of Friends has received more requests for assistance than we can fill at present. We need help to provide:
1. Driving practice: We know many young refugee women and men are learning to drive and have had a few paid lessons with driving instructors. They can not afford for all their practice to be with paid instructors and Circle of Friends Australia does pay for initial lessons for people who can not afford them. No one in their family or friends network has a full Australian license for two years. So we are calling out for experienced drivers who can give learner drivers an hour a week or fortnight driving practice. The people needing practice are mostly in the northern suburbs but may go to Thebarton Senior College or to TAFE in the city so could be met there for practice.
2. Transport to and from medical appointments: We are also looking for a woman who could drive a refugee woman to medical appointments. She lives in Kilburn and has good support from one of our Circle members who unfortunately can not take her to the daytime appointments. The appointments may be in the city or in Modbury. Due to injuries she can not catch a bus.
If you are able to help in any way with these requests please email Monica O’Wheel . To see the range of ways in which our Circles assists asylum seekers and refugees see Our Circles page.