Refugee Week
Andrea Rico

Andrea Rico

Andrea Rico is from Colombia. This is what freedom means to her:

I came to Australia three years ago.

I like having financial freedom in Australia. I could not believe that I could have my own bank account here. When I was a refugee, I was not allowed to have a bank account and my salary was transferred to someone else’s account. Now my salary goes into my own account, so I do not take my legal status and full rights for granted.

I am free in Australia to pursue my dream to become a teacher because I love teaching children. 

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