Governments and marketplaces around the world are starting to recognise refugees’ key entrepreneurial strengths of resilience, risk-taking and resolve.
In Australia, resettled refugees are almost twice as likely as an average Australian tax payer to start their own business. Speaking the host language is essential in building a business, and a life, in a new country.
Best case scenario, newcomers might receive language lessons after their arrival, but very often they have to wait months or even years to get them. Having the chance to learn the new language before landing in the country, enables them to focus on their future while they get through the difficult period of waiting to be resettled, and to start building and contributing to their new countries as soon as they arrive.