brimbank,
30
June
2016
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02:17
Australia/Melbourne

Celebrating the lives of Brimbank refugees

Summary

All proud members of Brimbank!

I’m Francess Sesay

I’m from Sierra Leone, West Africa. I founded Kontiki Cultural Women Empowerment to empower women through teaching the skills of sewing, design and dress making. I value Brimbank’s vibrant community, the opportunities to build the capacity and experience of women through mutual support and skills development.

What opportunities has your life in Australia given you?
Improving and upgrading my skills to enable me to follow my passion in life – fabric design and supporting like-minded women.

 

I'm Nayram Tabiei

I’m from Syria. I’m a volunteer with the Salvation Army, I’m studying a Diploma of Child Care and I’m working in Brimbank. I came with nothing and was welcomed in, I value Brimbank’s culture of helping each other out.

What opportunities has your life in Australia given you?
Stability and acceptance.

 

 

 

I’m Cung Nguyen

I’m Vietnamese Australian. I’m the owner and operator of Pho Hien Saigon, Sunshine. I wasn’t born in Australia but I was raised here. I value that people from many backgrounds call Sunshine their home.

What opportunities has your life in Australia given you?
Education and if you work hard, you have the opportunity to become successful.

 

I’m Esther Nima Sung

I’m from Myunmar. I’m studying a Diploma in Community Development at Victoria University. I am very involved in the Zotung community and I am also a youth worker. There are opportunities to learn about and meet other communities in Brimbank. I value the opportunities that are available for women.

What opportunities has your life in Australia given you?
Great education and enabled me to support my family back home.

 

I’m Kot Monoah

I’m South Sudanese Australian. I’m a lawyer at Slater and Gordon Lawyers, Sunshine office and Chairman of the South Sudanese Community in Victoria. Brimbank is a multicultural hub with great cafes, restaurants and businesses.

What opportunities has your life in Australia given you?
I can live free from fear of persecution. I can further my education and use it as a means to change my life and those I interact with professionally, socially and academically.

 

I’m Achuil Abiem

I’m from South Sudan. I enjoy playing cricket for Sunshine Heights Cricket Club. The best thing about Brimbank is the opportunity to play sport. It’s fun, you make lots of friends.