Sudanese refugee working for L’Oreal shares how his own experience helps him empower others

Tent’s podcast “Refugees at Work” celebrates the contributions of refugees to their communities and economies. Our third episode features Karam, a young man from Darfur, a region in western Sudan where more than 2.8 million people have been displaced by conflict and genocide since 2003. Karam now proudly calls France his home.

Despite a difficult journey across Africa and Europe, he was touched by the support he received when he arrived in France. This inspired him to help other refugees integrate into French society. Through a university program, he created an organization to support refugees’ integration by providing support like language training and childcare. Taking his purpose for social impact one step further, he applied to an internship at L’Oreal, where he now works as a full-time communications project manager. 

“I feel like L’Oréal is now my home. And my team is my family,” Karam said. “The energy and the commitment brings me to life. It gives me courage. It makes me want to contribute,” he said. 

Listen and subscribe to “Refugees at Work” on Apple Podcasts or Spotify. Keep an eye out for future episodes to hear from refugees working at leading companies, running their own businesses, and more. You’ll be inspired by their stories of dedication, resilience, and courage.

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