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Ahmad’s Passion for Progress

Ahmad’s Passion for Progress

Eighteen-year-old Ahmad Hussein Fawad is an exceptional young man. He has a well-mannered, gentle personality, strong leadership qualities, engages with his cultural and local communities and plays at a representative level in his chosen sport, soccer.

Ahmad was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and due to the ongoing conflict his family fled to Australia in 2007. His arrival in Australia, along with his mother and two younger sisters, united him with his father who had left Afghanistan in 2000. Upon arriving in Australia Ahmad studied at an English language school to help him overcome the language barrier.

 

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"It's in the blood" Scholarship Case Study

"It's in the blood" Scholarship Case Study

Turkish-born teenager Ceren Goksenin arrived in Australia as an eight-year-old in 2006, travelling by plane with her mother and brother. They now live in Shepparton with her stepfather.

Ceren comes from a family of basketballers; her brother plays competitively in Shepparton and her mother began to play back in Turkey when she was as young as grade five.  So when Ceren started asking to play basketball simply because she “wanted to,” it was an aspiration completely understood by her family. It seems it’s in their blood.

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