Unlocking and Engaging Talent: Dignified Work for Refugees in Malaysia

Migration Summit by PichaEats

Join us for an inspiring event showcasing the talents of the refugee community in Malaysia. Hear firsthand stories of resilience and achievement from refugees who, despite legal constraints, have found creative ways to contribute through gig and remote work. Enjoy refreshments and products curated by the refugee community, and discover how we can all help unlock their potential in the workforce.

Event Details:

📅 Date: 13th July 2024 (Saturday)
⏰ Time: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM
📍 Venue: WORQ KL Sentral

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Event Agenda
1000 – Registration & Mocktail
1030 – Welcome & Introduction
1040 – Sharing
1230 – Closing & Network

Who are our Speakers?

  • Irfana, Kitchen Production Senior Executive

To Irfana, learning has always been an important thing instilled in her from her parents. After completing high school in Dignity for Children, Irfana became an intern at PichaEats, learning about F&B from scratch including inventory checking, food preparation, packing, and more. However, her hunger to learn put her on an accelerated growth, making her a senior in the production kitchen now after only 2 years.

  • Amir, Customer Service Specialist

Growing up, Amir’s maturity ahead of his peers was apparent, when he started his business back in Iran at 16. After being forced to flee his home country due to religious persecution, Amir’s determination in life pushed him through different work opportunities despite legal restrictions, including personal trainer, sales representative and customer service specialist, to name a few.

  • Sidney, Freelance Event & Wedding Photographer

Determined and self-taught freelance photographer, Sidney Marshell, brings a unique perspective to his craft as a refugee from Sri Lanka currently residing in Malaysia. He has transformed his love for photography into a thriving career through sheer dedication and passion. Sidney is driven by a desire to inspire others facing similar challenges and to give back to the community by providing pro bono services to organizations in need.

  • Abigail, Key Coordinator, Thimble Collective

Before joining The Thimble Collective, Abigail was a cleaner with Alam Flora. Having experienced her lowest of lows during the pandemic, when she was pregnant with her first child and had barely RM10 to her name, Abigail now works hard to understand the market’s needs and wants with The Thimble Collective. Abigail is now one of Thimble’s most-in-demand artisans, making bags, coasters, and various batik accessories for corporates like Boston Consulting Group and The RuMa Hotel, as well as for weddings.

Who is PichaEats?
PichaEats is a social enterprise that empowers refugees in Malaysia to generate income as food entrepreneurs. Through training, individuals from the refugee community become skilled home chefs. At the same time, PichaEats provides a platform to offer their cuisine in the form of meal boxes, sharing platters, buffets, and gifting to households, events, corporations, and beyond, enabling them to earn a livelihood to support their family.

To find out more about PichaEats, please visit https://pichaeats.com/en/