Murray Kamara, was born in Freetown, Sierra Leone in 1990 and was forced to leave the country during the Civil War. He initially moved to Guinea where he applied for offshore Humanitarian Visa and was granted a visa to Australia in 2008. He began studying a Bachelor of Arts and Social Work at Sydney University, majoring in International Relations and Political Economy with the aim to become a social worker. He is an active member of the community and runs the Sierra Leone Youth Group which has been steadily growing and celebrates the wellbeing of youth in the Sierra Leone community in New South Wales. He also began volunteering as a caseworker at the Asylum Resource Centre as he said it was not fair that some were allowed to make it to the country and have education while others were stuck. “It could easily have been me.”
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