Moving to a foreign country and being raised by immigrant parents should not be a barrier to cultural representation. However, it should encourage Tamilians to find employment with their community.
It is crucial to learn about your ancestral history and identity. Tholil provides the opportunity for Tamilians to find volunteering and employment opportunities within their community. Working within your own community will allow you to work with people that come from similar backgrounds and upbringings. Tholil will provide Tamilians the platform to interact and network with other Tamilians. In addition, it will aid attendees to build strong relationships within the Tamil community.
The Tamil population has exponentially grown over the past decade in the GTA. The growth of Tamil owned businesses and organizations have also grown accordingly. Tamils are actively involved in varying industries such as real estate, healthcare, finance, legal, educational institutions, and even politics at all levels. This event will allow Tamilians to explore career options in their desired fields.
The advantage of applying to work within your community is that you will already have a connection with the employer. It is easier to build a memorable first impression with this tool. Employers are more likely to hire people who they feel connected and relatable with. This event will act as a stepping stone to connect career and community.
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Volunteering for youngsters is not just about a selfless act but can also mean they can understand the different social issues in society. Volunteering adds to one life's experiences and can broaden horizons. It also gives youngsters an opportunity to meet new friends, indulge in a good deed, help the needy and just attain a certain sense of life satisfaction. Enter Tholil, an event dedicated to the Tamil community in the GTA. The career expo will provide an opportunity to network with successful Tamilians from different industries; volunteers, entrepreneurs and employers. When youngsters volunteer - they are also adding value to the society as a whole. To look at it from a broader perspective, volunteering has several benefits.
1. Build your confidence:
Teens usually volunteer in places where people need help. By indulging in the basic task of helping, one gets to build their self-esteem and confidence. They also face challenging situations that they need to find solutions. In this process, they get to build their self-esteem and their problem-solving skills improve as well.
2. Explore interests:
By volunteering at different organizations and NGOs, one might be able to realize or identify their true calling. They can also discover different arenas that might interest them. From working at a hospital, an old age home, to an orphanage or a blind school - one could find an emotional connection to the activity and might find their true calling as part of the volunteering process. Tholil is a space that will have organizations from different industries and by attending the expo, one also gets to explore different avenues that one might want to explore.
3. Work Experience:
These days companies across the world are looking for candidates who have some sort of volunteer experience with them. It is an additional asset that candidates are adding to their resume. Volunteering on a long term basis is a good value addition to your resume.
4. Make new acquaintances:
By volunteering in an organization, one gets to meet with new people from different age groups. Volunteering helps build contacts and expand your network. Tholil is such an expo that will connect you to Tamilians across the GTA. The expo will help you connect to businesses, NGOS, and other organizations that might need volunteers.
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Tholil, an expo for entrepreneurs, businessmen and those looking to volunteer - is a step towards bringing the Tamil community together. But how can volunteering help bring a community together? Well, the basis of volunteering is to provide food, shelter, and services to the less fortunate. But how will that help bring the Tamil community together?
1. Empowers the community:
When you volunteer for the community - you are building a better relationship amongst its members. At the same time, you are also working towards the issues that are plaguing the community altogether.
2. Ends loneliness:
Volunteering can help a community and its members from feeling lonely. According to a study by the magazine, Small Business, the percent of people in the UK and US who admit to being lonely are at least 45 percent. Besides, one in 10 people also admit to having no close friends. Loneliness and social isolation are two of the biggest issues faced by people today. The easiest way to resolve this issue is by volunteering and helping the people who need it the most. A lot of people just want someone to talk to, and what could you do at that point? Be there for them! Volunteer!
3. Emotional stability helps people with mental illness:
Imagine helping your community that has faced several human rights issues in the past. Helping people with a scarred past (involving human rights issues, genocides, mass murders, and other evils) is a difficult task and by volunteering to help them you are making them emotionally stronger. In fact, they may also be suffering from mental health issues. Stepping up for your Tamil community and helping them is the best way of giving back to the community that raised you.
4. Volunteering can help you build a network in your community:
For those who are new to GTA, the best way to connect with people with similar backgrounds is volunteering. That’s where Tholil steps in and will be helping you build your Tamil network and be introduced to people who will become your new home.
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WHAT: The direct translation of the Tamil word “tholil” is “career” (or path in life). Tholil is an event dedicated to the Tamil speaking community that provides an opportunity to network with successful Tamilians across the GTA. This event caters to many different fields in terms of volunteering, employment opportunities and growing your business or entrepreneurs. This event gives attendants the chance to explore the job market and career options within the Tamil diaspora.
WHY: Tholil will provide individuals the platform to develop their skills. This event will consist of working professionals with a thorough understanding of the Canadian job market and the resources to help others succeed. This event was designed to act as a bridge between entrepreneurs, small businesses and customers to uplift and encourage Tamilians. A group of influential panelists will provide insights about their field, share their success stories and offer guidance. This will help attendees identify different careers and explore their options.
The event will take place on May 30, 2020, from 10:30 AM to 7 PM at The Edward Village Hotel at 185 Yorkland Blvd, North York, ON M2J 4R2
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