Compelling news from the refugee and migrant sector

Passion for language fuels migrant’s dreams

27 May 20210 comments

Iranian migrant Rahman Abarin drove buses and spent endless hours working and studying to achieve his dream of becoming an English teacher.

He set out on a difficult… Read Full Article

Refugee mechanic fixes his family’s future

27 May 20210 comments

A refugee family forced apart by conflict and economic necessity is now reunited in Australia and building a new future together.

To make a living Syrian refugee Habib… Read Full Article

Refugee steps up to support COVID vaccination campaign

27 May 20210 comments

Iraqi refugee Aram Shaabo is gearing up to join the fight against COVID-19 as a pharmacist working in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

He has been working as a health… Read Full Article

Australian Afghans fear US withdrawal will trigger civil war

30 April 20210 comments

Afghan minority communities in Australia fear a bloodbath when US-led coalition troops pull out of Afghanistan after almost two decades of fighting a deadly war against a… Read Full Article

Noor’s image touches the world

30 April 20210 comments

The poignantly piercing image of a young Rohingya girl that has gone viral on social media and the internet is becoming a symbol of the increasingly desperate… Read Full Article

Artist’s passion survives war and displacement

30 April 20210 comments

A refugee artist whose passion for his work was almost extinguished by decades of war is rekindling his lifetime love affair with art after settling in Melbourne

Iraqi… Read Full Article

Local AMES News

June 2015

AMES students get a taste of potential careers

1 June 20151 comment

About 50 students from AMES Youth 3 classes attended the Try a Trade event at Cranbourne Racecourse recently. Facilitated...

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May 2015

Migrant school mums learn English in friendly setting

29 May 20150 comments

AMES Footscray has joined with an order of Catholic nuns to provide newly arrived migrant and refugee mothers of...

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First aid course saves AMES student’s child

22 May 20150 comments

An AMES student was able to save her own daughter’s life because she had completed a first aid course organised...

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AMES students help restore wetlands

8 May 20150 comments

Footscray AMES students have participated in a replanting project at Altona Coastal Park as part of the Industry...

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