Refugee Week

Category - Ambassadors

Milad Kado

Milad is a medical science graduate from Western Sydney University and is currently studying a Master of Pharmacy at the University of Sydney. He has been in Australia for 8 years and is a high achiever, having made the...

Dalal Sleiman

Dalal entered Australia as a refugee in February 1992. She attended the AMEP program to learn English and then enrolled at Victorian University to study for her bachelor’s degree in Community Development. In May 2013...

Innocent Karabagega

Meet Innocent Karabagega, a 29-year-old father of two and law graduate, currentlypursuing a Masters of Politics & Policy.He was forced to flee his home country of Burundi which is one of the poorest countries in the...

Sarab Shada

My name is Sarab Shada, I am a primary school teacher as well as an English language teacher for adults. I was born and raised in Baghdad, Iraq, but after years of journeying from country to country, my family...

Lizzy Kuoth

Lizzy is a leader in the multicultural sector and adviser on refugee experience and community engagement, passionate about the advancement and advocacy of issues to build better, more inclusive communities. Currently...

Shabnam Safa

Shabnam is a driven community development practitioner who is passionate about cultivating true partnerships between communities and structures of power to create lasting solutions to some of the most pressing...

George Najarian

George Najarian, also known as ‘Ginger George’ is an award-winning Armenian refugee from Syria. He has educated thousands of Australian community members about refugees, raised more than $12,000 and launched...

Simon Shahin

I am a former refugee from Syria and have resettled in Australia in 2015. I fled with my family from the war back in 2013, when the situation was already catastrophic. We have been incredibly blessed and fortunate to...

Samah Shda

I arrived in Sydney Australia in 2019, after years of displacement and uncertainty. The aftermath of the 2003 war, sectarian violence and extremist radical groups pushed our family and many other families from religious...

Shankar Kasynathan

Shankar Kasynathan’s earliest memories are of his family being resettled by a generous neighbourhood after finding refuge in Australia. Over the last 15 years he has been dedicated to building more inclusive and...