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A Fish and a Sewing Machine

Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.

This Chinese Proverb crossed my mind when I recently facilitated a ‘community conversation’ with a group of Afghan women in the southeast region of Melbourne. All arrived in Australia between 2005 and 2009 and all were refugees and had experienced loss of family, children, husbands and others in their lives. Read more