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Sara Shengeb

Sara came to Australia as a political refugee from Eritrea six years ago.  Since her arrival, she has been a strong advocate for empowering and engaging young people to shape the policies that influence their lives through her work with government and non-government organizations.

Sara has designed and led programs that raise the voices of refugee and migrant youth directly to West Australian politicians and policymakers. A graduate from the University of Western Australia, Sara is currently working for the Commissioner for Children and Young People while also serving as a Ministerial Advisor to Hon. Paul Papalia (Minister for Citizenship and Multicultural Interests).

Sara continues to work for young people of Western Australia which led her to be recognized as a finalist for the Australian Young People’s Human Right Medal, West Australian Young Achievers Award and Outstanding African Australian Youth WA.

Sara will be joining the session “Refugee Leadership and Self-Representation” on Tuesday 19 February from 10.30am – 12.00pm.

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