Speaker - Yar Mayen

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Yar Mayen is a 20-year-old Sudanese refugee who came to Australia in 2006. She has just completed a nursing degree at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney and hopes in the future to become a doctor.

Mayen's homeland is Southern Sudan; however, she lived in Kenya from 1999 until arriving in Australia. Due to outstanding academic achievement, she was offered a scholarship to study in Canada but chose to relocate to Australia on a refugee VISA so she could remain with her siblings.

In 2010 she looks forward to beginning her career as a nurse and also returning to Sudan, for the first time in many years, to visit her mother and younger sister who she hasn't seen for 10 years.

Mayen lives with three of her siblings in Doonside in Sydney's west.

1 Program

HOPE 2010: Crisis, Catharsis, Renewal

01.13.10 | 01:53:51 min | 0 comments