When Thushari first came to Australia from Sri Lanka she felt isolated and lonely.

Thushari talking with her Jobs Victoria Mentor

She didn't speak much English and had trouble finding a job. That's where her Jobs Victoria Mentor, Nilu, stepped in.

Nilu helped Thushari find a job as a gardener at an aged care home. At the same time, she helped Thushari study for her aged care qualifications. Now, Thushari is working as a carer at the same aged care home she used to work at as a gardener.

"Thushari is a very beautiful person. I think she's in the right industry and I think we're very lucky to have her."

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