Q&A with Community Navigator, Antoinette
Antoinette is a Community Navigator who works in a
Why did you decide to become a RefugePoint Community Navigator?
“I consider myself first as a servant of the people, and secondly as an ambassador. I serve refugees as best as I can, and I do my work for RefugePoint as best I can. As an ambassador, I am the go-between for RefugePoint and the refugees. I represent RefugePoint when I am with refugees, and I represent refugees when I am with RefugePoint.
What is the most rewarding part of being a Community Navigator?
“When I see people from my community and other communities getting, food, rent, medical assistance, counseling, and business grants, I am very happy. When I get home from a day of work and I am tired, that makes me happy – that I have a place to go every day and engage myself mentally.”
What does your job a Community Navigator entail?
“I pick up and distribute prescription drugs to our clients and I interpret during resettlement interviews, client home visits, and business monitoring visits. I also assist in conducting community outreach, business
What have you learned from being a Community Navigator?
“There are so many
What is a special skill that you have that helps you as a Community Navigator?
“I have always had an ear for picking up languages easily. I speak eight languages, including French, English, Swahili, Kinyamulenge, Kirundi, Kinyarwanda, Kibembe and Lingala.”
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