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.