We’ll be joined by two guest speakers from Multicultural Youth Centre who will discuss topics of migrating to Australia and challenges of being from a different country.

We want to amplify the voices of young refugees and celebrate their remarkable stories. Refugee Week is a unique opportunity for us all to experience and celebrate the rich diversity of refugee communities through storytelling.

This year’s theme for Refugee Week is finding freedom. Freedom means to live without the fear of war, to have your basic human rights upheld, to live in equality and without the fear of persecution.

Sina arrived in Australia in 2006. Having escaped ethnic persecution in a war-torn country, he wants to promote a sense of empathy and gratitude. As the oldest child, he had to take on numerous responsibilities beyond his age to help his parents and siblings navigate through obstacles and adversities. Sina now studies science at the University of Melbourne and works in banking.

Shadab Safa arrived in Australia as a refugee in 2009. Now a motivational speaker, small business owner and commerce student, Shadab has spoken to numerous schools across Victoria on the topics of gratitude, self-belief, entrepreneurship and multiculturalism with the aim of inspiring students to strive to become the best versions of themselves. Through his story of facing extreme adversity as a refugee, Shadab aims to give his listeners a renewed sense of hope, evoke a deep sense of gratitude and empower them to look within themselves for what it takes to be better equipped and ready for the future.

Refreshments will be served.

Date: Tue 20 June 2023

Website: https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/empowered-voices-inspiring-stories-for-refugee-week-tickets-640970188087?aff=ebdssbdestsearch

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