Refugee Council of Australia
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Supporting refugee community advocacy on an international stage

2012

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Ahmed Dini

Ahmed Dini

Ahmed Dini is a Somali refugee who settled in Australia at the age of ten.

Inspired by the disenfranchisement he saw in refugees and migrants around him, he became part of a group that founded the Australian Somali Football Association (ASFA). Through the Association, Ahmed has been able to encourage thousands of migrant youth to engage in local sports and their community. Moreover, ASFA has grown to become a leading body for the Horn of Africa community in Australia, with their Australian Somali football championships attracting more than 4,500 people.

Aside from his work with ASFA, Ahmed is also a Project Ambassador for Sustainable Employment and Economic Development (SEED), where he facilitates work placements for youth in the City of Moonee Valley (2017). Ahmed was recognised as Victorian Local Hero in 2012. Ahmed participated in the Annual Tripartite Consultations on Resettlement (ATCR) as the community representative.

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