At the Foundation we understand the importance of creating lifelong relationships with our children, continuing to support them where we can once they have left our Ger Village and ensuring they know that they are always welcome to come back and spend time with us in the home they grew up in.
One way we achieve this is by offering our young adults employment opportunities at the Foundation. This allows them to be financially self sufficient, give back to their community, and gain valuable work experience that will help them in their future careers.
Our most recent former Ger Village resident who has started working with us is Anujin*, who left the village in 2012. After training to become a chef Anujin and her husband decided to start their own family and in May last year she gave birth to a beautiful and healthy baby girl.
Once her daughter turned 9-months-old, Anujin was motivated to start part-time work and continue to develop in her career. However, despite her best efforts Anujin was struggling
After learning about Anujin's situation we spoke to our Ger Village kitchen team to see if there were any opportunities available. With a growing number of children living at the village and therefore lots of little mouths to feed we were able to offer Anujin a position straight away. She was delighted!
Anujin has since been coming to work on a casual basis at our village, working around her family commitments, and bringing her baby with her so that they can remain close by each other's side. She loves being part of our kitchen team and told us how much it means to her to be able to help support her own family while also at the same time being able to support her younger Ger Village brothers and sisters.