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Moving to a new country can be challenging; you may need to learn a new language, understand a different culture, learn how to drive, how to find a job, and understand countless other things as you settle in. For a refugee the experience can be even more challenging.
When you’ve lived in a place like Lismore all your life, it might be hard to really understand what a refugee goes through, but helping the best way you know how is a start, and Lily Ryan is doing just that.
Elijah Gentle set off on a backpacking holiday that eventually led him to volunteer at a refugee camp in Serbia. It was here he discovered that music could provide a way for them to connect with each other and find hope.
Jo Faith (unapologetic hippy), Newtown. Despite the most damaging political process and the consequent ongoing mental/physical anguish experienced by the LGBTQI community, Australia had taken a step into maturity by granting same -sex marriage and thus confirming to this community their rightful human rights.
Thanks to funding from the Northern Rivers Community Foundation, St Vincent de Paul Society in Lismore through the North Coast Settlement Service has been able to conduct ongoing Kick Start swimming programs for former refugees.
'The story of Nujeen, amazing young woman and Syrian refugee, reminds the world that refugees, just like others, have aspirations and dreams for peace, education and a better society.'