Today, Australians celebrate their national day. They celebrate what Australia means to them: their freedom, their tolerance and their multiculturalism.
For Meti and Jitu who arrived Australian with their family in 2009 because of political persecution, however, the Australian Day means #peace, #freedom, #dignity, and after all #choice in which they vow to honour the day with great contribution.
Happy Australia Day
Many Oromo people living in Oromia, East Africa, Marama was forced to leave to save his life. Since he reached the safety of Australia after spending years in a refugee camp, Marama does everything he can to help his people still suffering in Ethiopia. Through community run organisations such the Oromia Support Group and the Oromo Relief Association , Marama tirelessly campaigns to raise awareness about the plight of Oromo people, works to get Oromo people out of refugee camps to countries like Australia and helps them to settle into their new lives once they arrive. His own story is at the core of his motivation, as he understands better than most what it takes to survive.