Refugee Week

Category - Ambassadors

Lattouf El Chami

I arrived in Melbourne, Australia in 2021. I was born and raised in Lebanon, I completed my Master’s degree in Music Education at Antonine university-Beirut. Growing up in Lebanon, I have so many memories of wars...

Rahan

My name is Rahan and I am a Rohynga Asylum Seeker from Myanmar (Burma). I left my country in 2013 seeking safety and searching for a better future because I am a Rohynga, which meant that I had no right to citizenship...

Assadullah Khurrami

My name is Assadullah Khurrami, I am a former asylum seeker from Afghanistan. I arrived to Australian on a boat in 2010 and I spent a year in Immigration Detention Centres in Christmas Island and in Curtin Western...

Sorgul Maho

I arrived in Australia in July 2018 with my family on a refugee humanitarian visa. Prior to that, I lived in Turkey for four years following the outbreak of the Syrian civil war in 2011. I was born in Northern Syria...

Abang Anade Othow

I am a survivor of life. My long journey began at the age of five years old in the war-torn country of Sudan. My father was a university professor where he entered politics to extend support and advocacy to the people...

Oliver Slewa

I arrived in Sydney, Australia in 1994, after 2 years of travelling as a refugee with my mother and siblings, through Jordan, Turkey and Greece before being granted a refugee visa to Australia. I knew we had to leave...

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...