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Jakarta Post

Elly Anita: A journey overseas as a migrant worker

  • Kurniawan Hari

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA   /   Sun, February 1 2009   /  11:36 am
Elly Anita: (Courtesy of Migrant Care)

Elly Anita: (Courtesy of Migrant Care) Like many people who are reaching maturity, Elly Anita thought about finding a proper job when she turned 16 back in 1997. But, she lived in a country where the unemployment rate was quite high and competition to get a job was very stiff. “There are people with high education who cannot get job. As a person who has only elementary school education, I have to think hard how to get job. Like others, I decided to go overseas and became a migrant worker,” Elly told The Jakarta Post on Thursday.
Hailing from the East Java’s town of Jember, Elly recalled how she and her childhood friends were excited when they joined the recruitment process and followed the training organized by a recruitment agency. After going through all the processes, she began another chapter of her life becoming a migrant worker.
Her expectat...