From asylum-seeking camps along the Thai and Burmese border, to the Western Victorian town of Nhill; the journey of the Karen (Kayin) refugees is a great example of how people from different backgrounds can harmoniously both live and grow togetherRead More
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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.
Daniel Aye is twelve years old and migrated to Australia from Thailand in 2009 at the age of nine years old. Prior to the Sports with Newly Arrived Communities program, Daniel had never been part of a sports club but instead used to casually play tennis at both his primary and secondary school.Read More
Twenty-year-old boxer and student Ibrahim Osman is the seventh in a family of ten children – no doubt the solitude of the boxing ring is something not often found at home.Read More
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.Read More
At nineteen years old, Liban Mohammed’s resume is longer than most; student, soccer-player, local sports advocate, community mentor... The list goes on.Read More
Sixteen-year-old Afghani-born Majid plays soccer to become closer to a dream most adults would find unnervingly selfless for such a young man; “I really enjoy helping people. That is my goal.”Read More
Twelve-year-old Haftu Strintzos has come from the other side of the world to impress kids, families and politicians alike with his speed and dedication on the running field.Read More