Photos by Michael Sobek
12 year old Janine is a proud Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander who wants to be a scienteist and explorer. We learn through her rap the importance of her father and Auntie in developing her resilience (Mentor: ACU staff, Janine Quine).
At the age of 12, Sudhesh took the harrowing journey by boat from India with his sister and parents. They were settled in Brisbane in 2013 after spending 2 years in detention centres. Sudhesh tells the story of how his HipHop dancing has taken him from being "Sudhesh the Refugee" to "Sudhesh the Dancer".
Nica narrates this beautiful heartfelt tale of her fathers journey through Europe as a homeless orphan who came through the war to become a grandfather who dedicated his life giving to others in need.
Originally from Uganda, 11year old Dongrin tells of what it was like coming to Australia and shares his hopes for the future. With wisdom beyond his years, he offers encouragement to other children who face the challenges of coming to live in a strange land.