Sam Haouchar, Taylors Lakes

“I’m also studying entrepreneurship and innovation … I feel like I’ve found my calling”. "Every time I think about it, the word blessed comes to mind. We have access to education, work opportunities, empowerment, freedoms that were not available to my parents and to many people in other countries.” An audio snippet from this interview … Continue reading Sam Haouchar, Taylors Lakes

Sohila Zanjani, Mount Eliza

Sohila Zanjani Photograph © David Brewster 2014  “I think, every little step counts: every programme on SBS or ABC that encourages people to embrace and celebrate difference, rather than be fearful, because fear is destructive. I think Scattered Pearls does that.” Sohila Zanjani and David Brewster have recently published Sohila’s memoir, Scattered Pearls: Three generations … Continue reading Sohila Zanjani, Mount Eliza

Wally Ibrahim, Campbellfield

"We have this saying. If you ask, ‘Do you know that guy?’ and someone says, ‘Yes’, then ask, ‘Did you try him?’, and if they say ‘No’, then say, ‘You don’t know him’. This is a way of saying you cannot judge people for their look or through their religion or through their background. You … Continue reading Wally Ibrahim, Campbellfield